I am saying it now, though I have said it before this year. This is one of the most amazing albums of the year. 4 gals who are just bloody awesome. This album is so very country. If you look at the songwriters and contributing artists on the album, it won’t be hard to guess why.
The Highwomen are the female version of the Highwaymen respectfully and respectively. They are: Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires. With guest appearances by such artists as Sheryl Crow, Yola Carter and Jason Isbell, and co writes with Jimmy Webb, Lori McKenna and Miranda Lambert, you have to say…Yee Haa and ooh wee….
This album brings America back to Nashville as it should be and it is in many ways, always.
The strong female vocals, the twang, the strong lyrics and that good old Nashville sound are there.
There is a bit of honky tonking, There is a bit of toe tapping and a lot of hand clapping and shoulder shifting. There are some wonderful echoes of 70’s and 90’s country music. Thank you.
The prolific Dave Cobb produced this album.
There is a touch of The Dixie Chicks and Trio here.
My only Child and Redesigning Women are my favourite tracks.
This is a beautiful album. Full of great harmonies and musically sharp and well intentioned. This is the most incredible album from some of American country’s best.
Ahhhh. Cocktail and a Song…..what a bloody magnificent song. I could listen to this album 50 times over in a row.
Thank you gals. It is a rippa. (Aussie talk for fabulous).
“Highwoman” (featuring Yola Carter and Sheryl Crow)
Brandi CarlileAmanda ShiresJimmy Webb
Natalie HembyRodney Clawson
Maren MorrisMaggie ChapmanDaniel Layus
“My Name Can’t Be Mama”
“If She Ever Leaves Me”
ShiresJason IsbellChris Thompkins
MorrisLuke DickLaura Veltz
“Don’t Call Me”
“My Only Child”
“Heaven Is a Honky Tonk” (featuring Sheryl Crow)
“Cocktail and a Song”
“Wheels of Laredo”
CarlileTim HanserothPhil Hanseroth
Yola Carter – guest vocals
Sheryl Crow – backing vocals
Phil Hanseroth – backing vocals, guitar
Tim Hanseroth – backing vocals, guitar
Jason Isbell – guitar