Cassadee Pope to Headline 2019 CMT Next Women Of Country Tour; Maren Morris Takes on Country Radio

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Clare Dunn, Hannah Ellis, Cassadee Pope and Senior Vice President of Music Strategy for CMT Leslie Fram take photos onstage during the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country event at City Winery Nashville on Nov 13, 2018 in Nashville.

The singer will be joined on tour by Clare Dunn and Hannah Ellis.

Cassadee Pope will be hitting the road on the 2019 CMT Next Women of Country Tour for her first-ever headlining gig.

The announcement was made while the singer co-hosted the inauguration of the 2019 class of Next Women of Country with CMT Senior Vice President of Music Strategy Leslie Fram on Tuesday (Nov. 13) at Nashville's City Winery.

Pope will be joined by Clare Dunn and Hannah Ellis, with tour dates and locations to be announced soon. The 29-year-old was selected as a member of CMT's inaugural class in 2013 and was recognized as an emerging talent in the community at the time. 

The singer also took to social media to share the exciting news. "Thank you @lesliefram1 for continuing to give us these incredible opportunities for our voices to be heard."

The Next Women of Country class of 2018 is Ingrid Andress, Anna Vaus, Lauren Duski, Rachel Wammack, Tenille Townes, Emkly Hackett, Leah Turner, Stephanie Quayle and Lainey Wilson.

At the event, Maren Morris, who was presented the Next Women of Country IMPACT Award, declared that the hard times for women at country radio will eventually end. On this week's Billboard Country Airplay chart, Morris's song "Rich" is the only entry performed by a solo female artist in the top 20. "Eventually, country radio is going to get its shit together and play everyone," she said, according to Rolling Stone.

Check out Pope's post below.



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