Who run the world? GIRLS. These ladies are about to be the poster children for this movement in the country music world, and they getting ready to take over. The HighWomen is an all female supergroup featuring powerful singer/songwriters: Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires. Last night, The HighWomen made their live debut at Loretta Lynn's Birthday Bash in Nashville, Tennessee, which was the perfect celebration to praise the legendary icon herself and introduce a new generation of honky tonk angels.
“We are making a four-part documentary and a record,” Carlile told Rolling Stone. “I re-wrote the original Highwaymen song with Jimmy Webb, with stories of women who died in protest. We wrote a bunch of country songs, Dave Cobb is producing the record and we are saying, ‘We are country artists,’ and we are going to ask they include us. And if they do or don’t, either way it will tell a story about feminism in rural American music.”
These four joined forces to debut The HighWomen with their nostalgic rendition of Kitty Wells' 1952 classic, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." and let's just say, watching their performance below is going to put you in your country music feels.
“It’s turning into a movement in Nashville,” Carlile told Rolling Stone, “to very kindly, but insistently, say women need to be included.”