Big Machine’s Callista Clark for CMT’s Upcoming Women Of Country Showcase

Big Machine artist Callista Clark is among the up-and-coming talent to be featured in the first of two upcoming CMT Women of the Country showcases. The events, August 31 and September 28, both Wednesdays, will celebrate the classes of 2021 and 2022 and will be hosted in partnership with City Winery Nashville.

Clark, from Zebulon, Georgia, was writing songs from the age of 11 and released her first EP after signing with Big Machine, Real To Me, in February 2021. She made many friends with the first single, “‘Cause I Am,” which reached No. 20 on Billboard’s Hot Country Airplay chart and No. 30 in Top Country Songs.

Not 19 until September 29, she will take her place in what is officially titled CMT Next Women of Country: Celebrating the Classes of 2021 & 2022, presented by CMT Night Out Nashville and Change The Conversation. The first showcase on August 31 will also feature rising names such as Camille Parker, Hannah Dasher, Jenna Paulette, Julia Cole, Laci Kaye Booth, Lily Rose, Reyna Roberts, Jessie James Decker and Tenille Arts. Decker will be joined as host by CMT’s senior vice president, music and talent, Leslie Fram. Tickets are on sale now and the lineup for the September 28 show will be announced in due course.

Said Fram: “We couldn’t be happier to celebrate some of the incredible artists recently inducted into our ‘Next Women of Country’ franchise as part of our new ‘Night Out Nashville’ series. Our upcoming showcases are perfect examples of the opportunities we aim to create and support for these incredibly talented artists throughout the year and we hope everyone will join us in supporting these incredible women in our 2021 classes. and 2022 which all have amazing things on the horizon.

“We want to thank our partners at City Winery Nashville and Change The Conversation who share our mission to support female artists,” she continues, “and a special thank you to the amazing Jessie James Decker who will be both co-host and perform, as she continues to be one of the NWOC franchise’s greatest champions, always looking for opportunities to elevate her contemporary colleagues whenever she gets the chance.

Listen to Callista Clark influence playlist.

Toya J. Bell