CMT Next Women of Country To Honor Brandi Carlile

Earlier this year, Brandi Carlile became a Grammys darling when she picked up three awards, including Best Americana Album, for By The Way, I Forgive You. She then teamed with Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires to form the country supergroup The Highwomen and took on production duties for Tanya Tucker’s album While I’m Livin’.

At the upcoming CMT Next Women of Country event, set for Nov. 12 at the CMA Theater at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Carlile will pick up another accolade, as she is honored with the 2019 CMT Next Women of Country Impact Award.

The Impact Award is presented to a female artist for outstanding achievements and contributions to women in the industry, while impacting songwriting, recording, radio airplay, record sales, streams, media impressions, awards and touring in country music over the past year. The honor will be presented by singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas and Change the Conversation co-founder, Tracy Gershon. Carlile will be the fourth recipient of the honor, following her The Highwomen bandmate Maren Morris, who earned the honor in 2018, as well as Kelsea Ballerini (2017) and Brandy Clark (2016).

Martina McBride and CMT’s Leslie Fram will co-host the seventh annual celebration.

“Not only is she one of the greatest performers of our time, she’s an incredible advocate and champion for her fellow female artists, lending her support and starpower to up-and-coming artists in the genre,” said Fram, Senior Vice President, Music Strategy & Talent. “We are truly thrilled to celebrate her monumental achievements, both as a solo artist, producer, and as a member of the groundbreaking group The Highwomen, with this Impact Award.”


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