WATCH: CMT Next Women of Country Cover Taylor Swift Live

Kalie Shorr, Kelleigh Bannen and Lindsay Ell Slay "Look What You Made Me Do"

As workplace misconduct by powerful men in Hollywood, politics and sports continues to make headline news, the national sexual harassment reckoning inspired by the #MeToo movement has yet to significantly impact the Music Row community.

There are a couple theories behind this that are too convoluted to explain in just one article. One of them is that women in country music would rather celebrate and support each other than share the spotlight with perpetrators of abuse.

But ask any music business professional whether they have experienced workplace misconduct or counseled a colleague that has been harassed, and they all have a story to tell.

The CMT Next Women of Country program started in 2013 to celebrate rising talent, empower women and it has served as a launching pad for several successful acts, including Grammy winners Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves.

In November, members of the Music Row community broke from a busy CMA Awards week to welcome the initiative’s nine new additions at a private showcase at Nashville’s City Winery. Hundreds of artists, songwriters, politicians and industry execs were there for the kickoff — a surprise cover of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” by Kalie Shorr, Kelleigh Bannen and Lindsay Ell.

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