12 Up-and-Coming Country Women — and the Icons They Remind Us Of
Happy International Women's Day! Now more than ever, emerging movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp are driven by women speaking out more fearlessly than they have in the past about the sexual mistreatment and injustices they have faced. And as they rise, the sisterhood of women in the music industry is rallying around each other in a quest for equality and respect that is long overdue.
From old school mainstays to wave-making rockstars, the women of country music are a force to be reckoned with -- amazing, groundbreaking women. As a new generation of fun, fearless female artists make their names known, it's impossible not to draw some comparisons to those who came before them. Flip through the photo gallery below to meet just a few of the newbies you'll want to get to know -- and the legends they remind us of.