Morgan Evans Shines on New Single “Diamonds”

Morgan Evans Diamond

Following the success of his previous two singles, “Kiss Somebody” and “Day Drunk”, Australian singer-songwriter Morgan Evans released his new song, “Diamonds” on Friday, November 8th. It’s a song that matches his story perfectly, and it marks the official start of the next chapter of his life.

The banjo serves as a bass line and melody in this song, and there’s a simple, non-distracting drum beat that compliments the first verse very well. Halfway through the first verse, you can hear some slide guitar, which isn’t unexpected, considering Evans is a big fan of traditional country and bluegrass. (Watch him perform song “Young Again” with a bluegrass band here!) As soon as the chorus starts, kick-drum surprises the listener and the song really picks up from there.

Lyrically, the song is about Evans finding love unexpectedly, and it’s not the kind of love that burns out fast. It’s the type of love that’s forever- hence the title. “I found you like a treasure/Girl you made me better/I love you like a diamond/And diamonds are forever”, he sings on the chorus. It’s clever, and a timely song to put out, as he approaches his second wedding anniversary with fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini.

“I wrote ‘Diamonds’ for my wife and I’m so stoked to release it as a single,” Evans shared in a press release. “It’s is a fun love song, but deeper than that it celebrates that journey, from lost to found, you feel when you meet that person and everything changes, forever. I handpicked my dream band for the session and I can hear each of their personalities in the record. It just sounds really fresh to me, I’m really proud of that, I can’t wait to start playing it live!”

The song was written by Evans, Evan Bogart, and longtime-collaborator Chris DeStefano. The track was also produced by DeStefano, who produced his last LP, Things That We Drink To. It’s unclear when his second album is going to come out, but this is the first song off the new project. It still sounds like Evans, but it definitely has more production elements this time around.

Morgan Evans will be on tour this fall. To find out if he’s playing a city near you, visit his website. New York fans can catch him at Bowery Ballroom on December 7th with opening act, Madison Kozak.

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“Diamonds” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Luke Combs Reveals Forthcoming Eric Church Collab

As if fans needed another reason to be pumped for Luke Combs’ highly anticipated sophomore record, due out on November 8th, the singer-songwriter just released some new details about the upcoming album!

Combs revealed a blurred out track list on his Twitter and Instagram, casually mentioning that fans should check out number 13 on the list of 17 new songs. The 13th track looks to be called “Does To Me,” featuring none other than The Chief himself, Eric Church. Combs possibly cowrote the track with fellow songwriter Ray Fulcher. It appears that the two are avid Church fans, so it would only make sense that Church himself would collaborate with Combs on the track.

“Does To Me” marks the second known collaboration off the upcoming album. Last month, the hitmaker released “1, 2 Many”, which featured the iconic duo Brooks and Dunn.

Check back next month for our first impression review of Combs’ record, What You See Is What You Get.

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He’s BACK! Sam Hunt Debuts Brand New Song “Sinning With You”

Sam Hunt catapulted to superstardom with his debut Grammy-nominated album, Montevallo back in 2014. Two years later, he released the record breaking hit song, “Body Like a Back Road”, which sat at the top of the charts for 34 weeks. Since that? — Nothing. We have not heard much from the singer-songwriter, leaving the country music industry and fans everywhere stumped.

In June 2019, Sam Hunt broke his silence leaving fans in suspense when he took to social media to post a cryptic message including just a few emojis and a countdown, leading fans to believe that new music was coming. However, upon completion much to everyone’s disappointment (except for maybe those in Canada) Hunt announced he would be a part of the Bud Light House Party Tour in Calgary on September 19th.

Months went by and still no word from Sam Hunt until that House Party Tour came which aired live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Hunt tells the crowd that new music will be coming in about a month and fans can expect the new record in the early new year. About 50 minutes into the set of finally hearing that familiar voice, the superstar told the packed out room, “for the folks that are listening at home, I wanted to play something from the new record. It’s kind of chill and slow. If y’all will humor me, I’ll play that and then we’ll go out with a bang.”

Hunt started the song alone with just him and the acoustic guitar as the rest of the band slowly joined in on the delicate track and officially debuted the future release, “Sinning With You”. Check it out in the video below on the 53-minute mark.

 

 

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Little Big Town Release Brand New Song, ‘Over Drinking’

It has been an exciting week for fans of Little Big Town with the announcement of a new single, tour, and album. The Grammy-winning group decided to change things up a bit from their 2014 hit “Day Drinking” and released their newest single “Overdrinking” off of their highly anticipated ninth studio album Nightfall which is slated to be released January 17th, 2020.

Produced by Little Big Town, this is a song and sound, unlike anything the group has ever done and that may be surprising to all considering the group is known to have diverse musical talent. Penned by Music Row veterans: Ashley Gorley, Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey, Jesse Frasure, and Steph Jones, the traditional sounding booze-filled song takes on a more non-traditional approach to what would be classic “drinking to get over you” scenario. Rather, “Overdrinking” showcases a celebratory side to moving on and taking care of yourself, with lyrics, “I’m drunk ’cause I’m happy, not drunk ’cause you’re gone.”

“Overdrinking” gives modern take on a traditional honky-tonk drinking ballad and showcases the foursome’s harmonies throughout the chorus, “I’m over drinking over you, I’m done with bottles or chasing the blues, I still go out with the boys and knock back a few, But I’m over drinking over you.” The song proves that there is a victory in what could be seen as the worst of times especially with Karen Fairchild’s convincing lead vocals singing, “I ain’t on the wagon, these wheels are still turnin’ but I’m tired of you draggin’ my heart through the dirt and the hurt/ I’m over drinkin’ over you.”

Little Big Town will perform “Overdrinking” for the first time together tomorrow on NBC’s Today Show during the 8 AM hour. In addition, the intimate Nightfall Tour with 30 scheduled dates will run from January through May at prestigious theatres across the country. Little Big Town will kick off the tour in New York City with a once in a lifetime performance at the famous Carnegie Hall, and back to back nights at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. Tickets for the tour go on sale on September 11th at 10 AM.

For a full list of Little Big Town’s upcoming ‘Nightfall’ 2020 tour dates, click here. For tickets and more information visit littlebigtown.com.

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“Over Drinking” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Ryan Griffin Drops “Right Here Right Now” & Celebrates Living in the Moment

Ryan Griffin RIght Here Right Now

 

Rising country singer-songwriter and one of our 2018 Artists to Watch, Ryan Griffin has dropped his major-label debut single today. Titled “Right Here Right Now,” the Altadena/Warner Music Nashville artist, who inked his record deal in the third quarter of 2018, invites listeners and fans to celebrate the good times and being present to the joys of the present moment.

Sharing on posts across his social platforms, “Dibs” (Kelsea Ballerini) co-writer said, “It’s the most surreal, terrifying and exciting feeling knowing that something I have been working toward and pouring my heart into is finally out for the world to hear. I hope this message of living in the moment and choosing love over fear becomes just as much a part of your story as it is mine. #righthererightnow is out everywhere,” before concluding with a passionate invitational statement to “TURN IT UP!!”

And turning it up is exactly what we’ll do with this bop of a song. Penned by Griffin, Jason Massey, and Josh Landon, “Right Here Right Now” is truly about living in the present, in a moment filled with joy, admiration, and love overflowing. Tomorrow has enough problems of its own, and the better alternative is to enjoy the “right here right now.”

Produced by famed producer busbee (Maren Morris, Gwen Stefani, Carly Pearce), Griffin’s single leans strongly on the pop-country side, complete with a melodic hook that begs listeners to live in the “Right Here Right Now,” even if that means dancing their worries away to this song-cum-dance anthem. It is no surprise, too, that the Florida native cites country-pop superstar Keith Urban and R&B singer Brian McKnight as some of his main influences.

While Griffin has been working at his artistry for over a decade and experienced his fair share of ebbs and flows in the music industry, we believe “Right Here Right Now” is a hit that’s going to be on everyone’s playlist– country and non-country fans alike.

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“Right Here Right Now” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Her Life in “Pretty Bitchin'”

Pretty Bitchin' Miranda Lambert

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“Pretty Bitchin” is country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert’s latest release off her forthcoming album Wildcard. The cheeky-inspirited tell-all has the Texas native narrating her blemishes in an unapologetic, free-spirited way. Cheeky sarcasm has always been an organic staple in Lambert’s music since the earliest of days, and as the singer stated, wasn’t profound in Weight of These Wings. “Pretty Bitchin” exhibits a ‘70s joyous groove implementing a simple message of appreciation regardless of where you’re at in life.

“I use what I got / I don’t let it go to waste / I’m pretty from the back / Kinda pretty in the face / I hate to admit it / But it didn’t stop me, did it / Yeah, life’s pretty weird, life’s pretty great / Life’s pretty good if you live it / 1, 2, 3 Mississippi / Sitting pretty damn pretty / On this pretty life I’ve been given / It’s pretty bitchin’ / It’s pretty bitchin.'”

“‘Pretty Bitchin’’ is so much fun,” Lambert said in a statement. “Everything in it explains me… it talks about Airstreams, Tito’s, having a band and awesome fans. It’s a good thank you to life for being amazing and for getting to live this dream. It’s definitely pretty bitchin’.”

“Pretty Bitchin” follows singles “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” “Locomotive,” Mess with My Head,” “Bluebird,” and Maren Morris duo “Way Too Pretty For Prison.” It’s the sixth track previewed from the upcoming awaited release, Wildcard, arriving on November 1st. Promoting the album, Lambert is hitting the road this fall on the Roadside Bars and Pink Guitar Tour which includes an all-female lineup including Maren Morris, Elle King, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, Ashley McBryde, and the Pistol Annies.

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“Pretty Bitchin’” is now available you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Kelsea Ballerini Releases Stunning Anthem “homecoming queen?” + Lyrics

Kelsea Ballerini homecoming queen?

Country music’s princess, Kelsea Ballerini continues to release tracks that promote equality and women empowerment. Her last single, “Miss Me More” was the first single by a woman to reach the top spot this year, followed by Maren Morris’ “Girl” which snagged the spot back in August. For the last few days, Ballerini has been dropping hints about a new song, leaving fans on the edge of their seat, gearing up to listen. Today, she finally released “homecoming queen?” with a stunning music video to go along with it.

Penned by the songstress with our most recent Woman of the Month, Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins, “homecoming queen?” is an honest and raw track. Ballerini channels her insecurities and gives herself permission to feel how she feels in the most relatable way. She paints a picture of the “perfect woman,” a high-school homecoming queen, but we quickly learn as listeners that everyone has their own demons. She effortlessly reminds listeners of the age-old adage that no-one is perfect, adding that we should not just have compassion and empathy for others, but ourselves too.

“Does it get hard / to have to play the part? / Nobody’s feeling sorry for ya / But what if I told you the world wouldn’t end / If you started showing what’s under your skin / What if I let ‘em all in on the lies / Even the homecoming queen cries”

The music video is the perfect personification of the message of the beautiful, sonically simple tune. It’s straightforward and uncomplicated as images of her leaving the stage are quickly replaced by images of a younger self, staring down her body in the mirror at various stages in her life flash before our eyes.

As the camera spins around the superstar performer, she is shown without makeup, in sweats, showcasing what most girls look like after a long day of “performing”, making it look like they have it all together. Cowriter Galyon shared on Instagram “THIS SONG ISN’T REALLY ABOUT A HOMECOMING QUEEN. —— It’s about waking up to yourself. And making sure the outside matches the inside. It’s about the bravest thing we can really do – which is to let ourselves be seen as we really are. Thank you @kelseaballerini for “letting em all in on the lie” with me and @jammyrabbins. I know a little girl down the hall that’s gonna need these words somewhere down the road…. Signed, 2001 SHS Homecoming Queen”

Ballerini shared via her social media that she’s “Never been so proud to release anything and start a new chapter… here’s my heart in a song,” and it’s clear that she really did tap into her most vulnerable self to deliver us this beautiful anthem. In a world of filters, fake eyelashes, spray tans and social media highlight reels ruling all, “homecoming queen?” pulls back the curtain, allowing girls of all ages to not only love themselves but realize, we are all just trying to do our best.

To keep up with Kelsea Ballerini follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

“homecoming queen?” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Full Lyrics of “homecoming queen?” below.

“HOMECOMING QUEEN?”

Hey homecoming queen
Why do you lie
When somebody’s mean?
Where do you hide?
Do people assume
You’re always alright?
Been so good at smiling
Most of your life

Look damn good in the dress
Zipping up the mess
Dancing with your best foot forward
Does it get hard
To have to play the part?
Nobody’s feeling sorry for ya

But what if I told you the world wouldn’t end
If you started showing what’s under your skin
What if you let ’em all in on the lie?
Even the homecoming queen cries

Hey homecoming queen
How’s things at home?
Still walking on eggshells
When that curtain’s closed
Did your daddy teach you
How to act tough?
Or more like your momma?
Sweep it under the rug

Look damn good in the dress
Zipping up the mess
Dancing with your best foot forward
Did you want the crown
Or does it weigh you down
Nobody’s feeling sorry for ya

What if I told you the world wouldn’t end
If you started showing what’s under your skin?
What if you let ’em all in on the lie?
Even the homecoming queen cries
Yeah, what if I told you the sky wouldn’t fall?
If you lost your composure, said to hell with it all
Not everything pretty sparkles and shines
And even the homecoming queen cries
Oh yeah
Even the homecoming queen cries

Hey homecoming queen
Why do you lie?
When somebody’s mean
Where do you hide?

 

 

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Josh Kerr Releases “Oklahoma” featuring Heather Morgan

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Rising artist and singer-songwriter, Josh Kerr continues to make a name for himself in the industry as a solo artist. After penning songs for many successful artists, he is finally delivering music of his own. Last month, Kerr premiered his smooth and catchy debut single “Still Our Town.” Earlier this week, he proposed to his girlfriend Taylor Dye of the duo Maddie & Tae, and today, he released another stellar track, simply titled “Oklahoma,” featuring songstress Heather Morgan.

According to Kerr, the idea for the track initially started as a love song to his now fiancé, who is from Oklahoma, but as the songwriting process continued, the once happy idea, turned into a heartbreaking ballad about losing your love to their hometown. Kerr explained via his social media that the song “Became a rip your heart out heartbreak song about someone moving back to where they love,” adding, “@heathereleven’s [Heather Morgan’s] vocals on this song transformed it and brought it to a whole nother level, so we decided to feature her and she is pure magical sunshine. I hope you listen and love this song as much as I do.”

“What’s worse is that I didn’t lose you to a person / I lost you to a place / Don’t want to hate you Oklahoma / But you’re why she had to leave / Truth is that I don’t even know ya / Just know she loves you more than me”

Penned by the singer with one of his idols, Sean McConnell and the talented Jacob Davis, “Oklahoma” shows another side of Kerr’s multi-faceted personality. The new track tactfully expresses how it feels to lose someone you love because of geography. Although Kerr is happily in love, he delivers the vulnerable lyrics in the most authentic manner. It’s clear he knows what heartbreak feels like. Morgan also lends her voice to the track, which both elevates the song and adds a special element to an already beautiful tune. The song is raw and relatable, everything a country ballad should be.

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“Oklahoma” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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NYCS First Impression: Home Free ‘Dive Bar Saints’

Home Free Dive Bar Saints

NYCountry Swag’s Spotlight alum Home Free’s fifth album Dive Bar Saints is officially here. The a capella group is back, after releasing their album Timeless in 2017. It was well worth the wait, as it is the first time the guys have put out almost all original music, the twelve track album has ten original tracks and two covers.

Dive Bar Saints is also special for the vocalists Austin Brown (high tenor), Rob Lundquist (tenor), Adam Rupp (vocal perfusion\beatboxer), Tim Foust (bass), and Adam Chance (baritone), as it is their first album on their record label, Home Free Records. The album is filled with a combination of upbeat and slower-paced songs that highlight the artists’ range and talent of creating music with just their voices. While the songs may have different tempos, they all go back to the same theme of honoring where you came from, living life to the fullest, and encouragement to follow your dreams.

The album starts with the song “Remember This” which was the perfect choice to set the tone for the record. While it has an upbeat tempo, “Remember This” shares an important message that everyone needs to hear, life is what you make it, don’t miss out on critical moments with the ones you love. With a lot of ‘wahoos’, the second track “Leave This Town” continues with the upbeat, laid back feel and is the perfect tribute to small towns everywhere, giving all the reasons why you shouldn’t leave it including the most important thing, the one you love.

The title track “Dive Bar Saints” follows with a similar theme honoring the hometown dive bar. With a more gospel feel, it tells the story how no matter what type of week you had, the dive bar will always welcome you, no questions asked. “Catch Me If You Can” starts slow but then has a catchy clapping beat, which will get the audience up and dancing at every show. The song reminds you not to feel stuck in one place or let anything hold you back from living the life you want to live.

“Lonely Girl’s World” is one of the more vulnerable songs on the album. It’s about a relationship going downhill and feeling alone but bouncing back to start the life and happiness you deserve. Heading back to upbeat “Cross That Bridge” is another catchy song that will have you bopping along and is the song that everyone in a new relationship needs to hear. You might be scared of what the future of your relationship holds but you can’t be afraid to jump in and see where it goes.

While no one wants to think about dying, “Dreamer” reminds everyone to think about when that moment comes, what you want to be remembered by. You want to be recognized by being your true self and doing what you love, not by something you regret. After listening to “What’s the World Coming To?”, you’ll want to do something to make the world a better place.

“Go Rest High On That Mountain” is the first of two covers on the album. An original by Vince Gill, Home Free puts their spin on the already emotional song by adding in a snippet of “Amazing Grace.” It will, for sure, give you chills. The artists bring up the mood with “Why Not” which follows the theme of the album of going after what you want. This time it’s going after the one you have romantic feelings for. “Love Me Like That” is next and is a song that honors your first love. It takes you down memory lane of the love that the two of you shared, and even though the relationship is over, you will always remember what the two of you had. The album closes out with a slow downed version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” which was a part of their country medley this week on The Today Show, putting their spin on the John Denver classic. Slowing down the classic allows showcasing each singers’ incredible vocals.

Home Free has so many reasons to be proud of this album. It shows their powerhouse vocals and harmonizing talent. Dive Bar Saints also highlights the groups cowriting skills. If this is a sign of what is to come for their new label, it will for sure be successful. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

These guys are not slowing down anytime soon as they are hitting the road on September 18th for their DIVE BAR SAINTS WORLD TOUR. With over 100 shows in 16 countries, it’s a show you do not want to miss! They come to  The Town Hall in New York City on November 10th, get your tickets today.

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Dive Bar Saints is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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NYCS First Impression: The Highwomen Self Titled Debut Album

The Highwomen

On paper, The Highwomen might not seem to make much sense. You have pop-country’s reigning “It Girl,” a superstar songwriter, an Americana queen, and a Grammy winner who’s always deserved more attention than she’s received. Yet, somehow, the diverse foursome of Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, Amanda Shires, and Brandi Carlile is one of the best things to happen to country music this decade.

Today (September 6), the powerhouse quartet released their debut album, The Highwomen, produced by Dave Cobb.

The project was the brainchild of Shires in response to the lack of females on country radio. Carlile was the first member enlisted, and so began the movement of The Highwomen. “Music was happening in the room, and you could almost touch it,” Shires tell the New York Times of the recording process. “It hadn’t happened for me in a long time. We would sing sometimes, and I would get so excited I would almost feel like being a ding-dong and crying.”

The album opens with “Highwomen,” a new female take on “Highwayman,” released in 1985 by the male super-group of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. It sets the tone for the album, imbued with unique stories and powerful harmonies. Originally written by Jimmy Webb, the Highwomen enlisted him to make the lyrical swaps on their new version, which features each taking on the role of a different persecuted woman. “We rewrote it with fates that befell women,” Carlile told Rolling Stone. “A doctor convicted of witchcraft; an immigrant who died trying to get over the border but got the kids over safe and sound; a preacher; and a freedom rider who gets shot.”

The album’s first single, “Redesigning Women,” continues the story being told here, as they sing of modern women who do it all. “Redesigning women/ Running the world while we’re cleaning up the kitchen/ Making bank, shaking hands, driving 80/ Tryna get home just to feed the baby/ Skipping the bread for the butter/ Changing our minds like we change our hair color/ Yeah, ever since the beginning/ We’ve been redesigning women”

While the foursome may be “Redesigning Women,” there’s also no place in their lives for no-good men. This theme carries through “Loose Change” and “Don’t Call Me.” Morris leads the charge on the former, which she co-wrote, proclaiming, “Loose change/ I ain’t worth a thing to you/ Loose change/ You don’t see my value/ I’m gonna be somebody’s/ Lucky penny someday/ Instead of rolling around your pocket like loose change.”

The album continues with a diverse assortment of songs, covering various topics and tempos. The album’s most country song is “My Name Can’t Be Mama,” which easily could’ve been released by the likes of Reba or Dolly Parton thirty years ago. It’s a toe-tapping ode to the perils of motherhood. “I’m not a fan of mornings, and I love my Chardonnay,” they admit. “My name can’t be Mama today.” There’s also the clever “If She Ever Leaves Me,” a nod to Carlile’s sexuality, as she sings of a man attempting to pick up her wife. “If she ever leaves me,” She muses here. “It won’t be for you.”

The album also features heartbreak on “Cocktail and a Song,” written in tribute to Shires’ late father. There’s also the up-tempo “Heaven is a Honkytonk,” which celebrates the fact that all of our heroes are bound to end up in Heaven. “Jesus, He loves his sinners,” They remind us on the track co-written by Ray LaMontagne, “And heaven is a honkytonk.”

Perhaps the album’s most important track is the pre-released, “Crowded Table,” co-written by Hemby, Carlile, and Lori McKenna. Here, they sing of an inclusivity that’s a common thread through the entire album.“I want a house with a crowded table/ And a place by the fire for everyone.” The message here is simple, but necessary, conveyed in a way that feels sincere and poignant without being preachy.

Following the theme of inclusivity, the album features touches from a wide range of Nashville and music industry heavy-hitters, including Sheryl Crow, Yola, and Jason Isbell, as well as co-writes by Rodney Clawson, Lori McKenna, Miranda Lambert, and Ray LaMontagne.  “Anyone can be a Highwoman,” Carlile says in a statement. “It’s about banding together, abandoning as much ego as humanly possible, holding one another up and amplifying other women every chance we get. Shoulder to shoulder. One push, one love.”

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The Highwomen Track List

1. Highwomen (written by Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Jimmy Webb)
2. Redesigning Women (written by Natalie Hemby, Rodney Clawson)
3. Loose Change (written by Maren Morris, Maggie Chapman, Daniel Layus)
4. Crowded Table (written by Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna, Brandi Carlile)
5. My Name Can’t Be Mama (written by Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires)
6. If She Ever Leaves Me (written by Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, Chris Thompkins)
7. Old Soul (written by Maren Morris, Luke Dick, Laura Veltz)
8. Don’t Call Me (written by Amanda Shires, Peter Levin)
9. My Only Child (written by Natalie Hemby, Amanda Shires, Miranda Lambert)
10. Heaven Is A Honky Tonk (written by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Ray LaMontagne)
11. Cocktail And A Song (written by Amanda Shires)
12. Wheels Of Laredo (written by Tim Hanseroth, Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth)

 

 

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