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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the country supergroup that includes Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires was produced by Dave Cobb.
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  1. Sep 6, 2019
    95
    If you believe there can be such a thing as an instant country classic, “The Highwomen” is that. ... The all-star foursome has put together an album full of high comedy and high pathos, zingy group-sings and gut-wreching solo turns, wryness and rue, and harmony co-existing with this strange and nearly forgotten thing called twang.
  2. Sep 10, 2019
    89
    While it’s absolutely and unapologetically meant as an addition to the discourse on inequality and lack of diversity that’s been ruling Nashville and country music (country radio in particular) for decades now, it’s also a country classic, no matter which way you spin it. The genre’s best talents, both men and women, have gathered, and they succeeded in creating a multi-generational, monumental music event.
  3. 83
    Each voice is allowed to shine here, and through them, the voices of so many women who continually find themselves stifled in the country music format.
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    What’s most impressive about The Highwomen, handsomely produced with Nashville neoclassicist Dave Cobb, is how artfully, and matter-of-factly, it engages social issues. Credit the concentration of songwriting talent. Every woman here is at the top of her game.
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    70
    They're having a lot of fun, but the specifically feminist bent of the group's outlook helps focus the album as well. The Highwomen is worth a listen for any fans of these artists individually or as a sampler for all of them.
  6. Sep 3, 2019
    70
    The album’s opening track, “Highwomen,” is a powerful and succinct recalibration of Jimmy Webb’s “The Highwayman.” ... Other songs on The Highwomen give voice to women’s struggles in a more lighthearted manner, and with mixed results.
  7. Sep 6, 2019
    60
    Four voices aren’t always stronger than one, and the collegiate nature of the record leaves one yearning for a little more single-mindedness. But anyone who enjoyed, say, Margo Price’s All American Made will find much to enjoy here.

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