- 19 Jul 19
Brandi Carlile, the most nominated woman at this year's Grammys, is back with a Highwaymen-inspired supergroup.
The Highwomen have shared the first single from their upcoming self-titled debut album, out September 6. Inspired by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson's iconic supergroup, Brandi Carlile has teamed up with Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby to create an outlaw country group for the modern age.
The wait is over...💪💪🤟@TheHighwomen are here.
Click the link to preorder the album and stream our first single:
Empowered women, empower women.@MarenMorris @amandashires Natalie Hemby pic.twitter.com/qYd3xtbzza
— Brandi Carlile (@brandicarlile) July 19, 2019
"[The men] were able to stand shoulder to shoulder with each others as equals," Carlile told Apple Music. "This is a difficult time for women to do that because there are so few spaces for us on country radio, and in the industry in general, so we thought, 'Why can't we form a straight line? A shoulder-to-shoulder women's country group?'"
The as-of-yet unreleased title track of the upcoming album is a reworking of the classic song 'Highwayman'. Carlile told Rolling Stone that she and Jimmy Webb, the original songwriter behind the track, re-worked the lyrics "with stories of women who died in protest".
Brandi Carlile, a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter has released six studio albums. She was the most-nominated woman at this year's Grammy Awards, for her acclaimed album By The Way, I Forgive You. Her fellow Highwomen include Maren Morris, a chart-topping country star; Amanda Shires, a solo singer-songwriter, fiddle player, and regular collaborator with her husband Jason Isbell; and Natalie Hemby, a country artist who has penned songs for the likes of Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.
Sheryl Crow and rising English star Yola are also set to make guest appearances on the album.
On 'Redesigning Women', the empowering first single from The Highwomen, the supergroup celebrate modern women: "Making bank, shaking hands, driving 80/Trying to get home just to feed the baby."
Listen to 'Redesigning Women', and take a look at The Highwomen's full tracklist, below:
- Redesigning Women
- Loose Change
- Crowded Table
- My Name Can't Be Mama
- If She Ever Leaves Me
- Old Soul
- Don't Call Me
- My Only Child
- Heaven Is a Honky Tonk
- Cocktail and a Song
- Wheels of Laredo