The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—have shared the second track, “Crowded Table,” from their upcoming self-titled album (Sept. 6).
“Crowded Table,” which was penned by Natalie, Brandi and Lori McKenna, follows last week’s release of lead single, “Redesigning Women.”
On their upcoming debut album that was produced by Dave Cobb, The Highwomen are joined by several guest musicians, vocalists and songwriters. The project features Sheryl Crow (background vocals, bass), Yola (vocals, background vocals), Cobb (acoustic/electric guitar), Jason Isbell (acoustic/electric guitar), Phil Hanseroth (bass, background vocals), Tim Hanseroth (guitar, background vocals), Chris Powell (drums) and Peter Levin (piano and keyboards) with songs written by Carlile, Hemby, Morris, Shires, Isbell, the Hanseroth twins, Rodney Clawson, Lori McKenna, Miranda Lambert and Ray LaMontagne among many others.
“Anyone can be a Highwoman,” Carlile says. “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.”
The supergroup’s name is a play on The Highwaymen—a supergroup that featured Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. The group will make their television debut on July 30 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Listen to “Crowded Table” below.
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