The Highwomen - The Highwomen
- Genre: Country
- Release Date: 2019-09-06
- Explicitness: notExplicit
- Country: USA
- Track Count: 12
- ℗ 2019 Highwomen LLC under exclusive license to Elektra Records
The Highwomen - The Highwomen Tracks
The Highwomen - The Highwomen User Reviews
Ode to History, With Fresh Eyes
It’s reinvention while paying tribute.
There’s personal story telling along with songs with historical significance. I’ve really enjoyed each song on this album. Well done.
Amazing! Gorgeous music - starting something...
Way to go ladies! Gorgeous music - but you've always made gorgeous music. However, now you're getting attention because you're working together. The trolls are awake, and that's okay, because now you'll know that you're actually making a difference! If no one is criticizing you then no one is listening. Well done, ladies!
Reminds me of the Dixie Chicks
And I mean that it the most respectful way.
This album is a half-hearted attempt at capitalizing on an original concept that was fortified many years ago with the stellar efforts of “The Highwaymen". What we get here is a group of aspiring artists who are not in any way equal to the level of seniority of what Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson respectively brought to the table. If this band contained the likes of Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Pam Tillis and Dolly Parton, we might be able to fully appreciate what they're presenting here with this self-titled release, but these ladies are just not on par with the namesake. Even the name "The Highwaywomen" would have been a better choice than "The Highwomen"! Seriously, what in the name of cheesy spin-offs were they thinking?!?
To the Negative Reviewers -HOMEWORK!
For the negative reviewers who don't GET it...the Highwayman was written NOT by Johnny or Willie or Waylon or Kris, but by Jimmy Webb. He gave the Highwomen his blessing on recording his song.
Some reviewers on here seem to think that these ladies are just pretty young faces. They need to do their homework. Each of these women individually is a talented writer and vocalist. They too, like Dolly, Patty and Emmylou paid their dues is a slightly later era. The Highwomen is a great spinoff to a classic, but with a female point of view, especially in a time when female country artists are being snubbed by radio in favor of bro-country hick-hop Friday night-pickup truck-beer and hot chick BS lyrics. It's a great kick in the face to the country radio lemming decision-makers, whether they are PDs or so-called broadcast consultants in bed with record company suits. So...don't expect to hear any of this album on radio. They won't "get" it.
Good Try But...
I appreciate what they are trying to do here because I am tired of all the "Cookie Cutter Cowboys" on Country Radio, but I don't see these songs getting much airplay. These young ladies have been failed by the production. Too many times they are made to sound like a chorus instead of four individual young talents. This, along with what sounds like overdubbing and too close harmonies create a sound that does not hold up.
I'm also posting this review to offset the stupid 1 star reviews.
5 stars for being progressive strong women 😻 screw anyone who hates on this amazing album full of amazing bops because they hate to see women love themselves 🖕🏽
I love all genres of music & this is simply a beautiful country album by some of the best country artists today. They are all talented on their own. Together they have made a solid harmonious album.
Do any current songwriters in Nashville...
read books? This is the bottom of the barrel songwriting just like the garbage on commercial country radio. Go study the greats. The unison vocals are terrible.
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