Most prominently, there was a “Women Of Country” medley featuring (deep breath) Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle, and all four of the Highwomen: Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby. A smaller assortment of stars — Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, John Osborne of Brothers Osborne — performed “Me & Bobby McGee” by recent bar-band frontman Kris Kristofferson to celebrate him winning the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Speaking of Willie Nelson, he and his smoking buddy Kacey Musgraves performed “Rainbow Connection.” Halsey was there for some reason to do “What If I Never Get Over You” and “Graveyard” with Lady Antebellum. Chris Stapleton and Pink duetted on “Love Me Anyway.” And a number of noteworthy names turned out to do singles from their latest albums: Morris’ “Girl,” Miranda Lambert’s “It All Comes Out In The Wash,” Eric Church’s “Some Of It,” et al.
You can watch all of that below, but first, go listen to the Ashley McBryde album and tell me why she wasn’t granted a performance last night.
The Highwomen, Margo Price With Bob Weir Sing for Dwight Yoakam at 2019 BMI Awards The CMA Awards may get the lion’s share of the attention in country music this week, thanks mainly to its three hours in primetime on … read more
CMA Awards 2019: Carrie Underwood, Highwomen Set for All-Star Opening Performance With the superstar trio of Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood co-hosting next week’s CMA Awards telecast, the night’s festivities are already set to make history. The newly … read more
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How Maren Morris Came to Be Part of The Highwomen, Country Music’s Newest Supergroup Maren Morris wasn’t exactly in need of a new project when The Highwomen came a’calling. Not only was she doing just fine on her own, becoming … read more
The Highwomen Are The Country Supergroup This Moment Demands A widely publicized study this year confirmed what anyone paying attention to the industry has long known: Country music is a boys’ club. Back in April, USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative published … read more
Watch the Highwomen and Jimmy Fallon Cover Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’ As a bonus to their recent performance on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon has released a backstage video of him covering Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” alongside country music supergroup … read more
The Highwomen – “Highwomen” The Highwomen — AKA the all-star country team-up of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby — are releasing their self-titled debut album in a few weeks. They’ve shared “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table” … read more
Watch the Highwomen Cover Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’ on ‘Howard Stern’ Just days after the Highwomen played their first full show at the Newport Folk Festival late last month, the country supergroup of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and … read more
See Dolly Parton Join the Highwomen, Linda Perry at Newport Folk Festival There’s no question: this year’s Newport Folk Festival belonged to women. In 2019, Newport boasted the highest number of female acts in its 60-year history, incorporating a broad … read more
Watch The Highwomen Play Their First Show At Newport Folk Festival The Highwomen are the new country supergroup team-up of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby. Their self-titled debut album is coming out in September. And today, … read more
Watch the Highwomen Make Their Live Debut at Newport Folk Festival “We’re the Highwomen, sing a story still untold,” sang Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby at their first-ever performance as the Highwomen Friday evening at the … read more
Hear the Highwomen Promote Togetherness in New Song ‘Crowded Table’ The Highwomen offer up a hymn of togetherness and support in “Crowded Table,” the second track released from the supergroup’s upcoming debut album. The group also recently released “Redesigning Women” … read more
Hear The Highwomen Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” In The Kitchen Trailer Last week, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby officially unveiled their new supergroup the Highwomen with a new song, “Redesigning Women,” and the promise of … read more
Hear Highwomen Cover Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’ in ‘The Kitchen’ Trailer After making their official introduction last week with the track “Redesigning Women,” the Highwomen have now put their spin on a four-part harmony classic for an upcoming film. In … read more
The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby) – “Redesigning Women” Video The Highwomen are a cleverly named new supergroup comprising country and roots rock stars Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby. After a few … read more