Jennifer Nettles to Receive First ‘Equal Play Award’ From CMT Awards for Women’s Advocacy (Exclusive)

Jennifer Nettles to Receive First ‘Equal Play Award’ From CMT Awards for Women’s Advocacy (Exclusive)
Jennifer Nettles is set to receive the first honorary Equal Play Awards from the CMT Music Awards for her outspokenness and advocacy for women in country music, the network is revealing today.

The presentation of the award to Nettles, who performs as a solo artist as well as half of the duo Sugarland, will be preceded by a three-minute tribute video on the telecast. Among those offering testimonials to Nettles and her efforts are Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Maren Morris, Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Mickey Guyton and Gabby Barrett.

“As a proud part of the beautiful legacy of women in country music, I am honored to be the first recipient” of the award, Nettles said in a statement. “I look forward to celebrating the contributions of women, and all marginalized communities, within the country music format, and I am motivated in encouraging the non-artists, executives and investors in the industry,
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