We’re back with the high women. First of all, congratulations. This is the number
one album right now. That is amazing. [APPLAUSE] You just decide to put
together a little group. Whose idea was this? It was Amanda’s. Amanda Shires. Yeah. All right. Yeah, I am– I was inspired by
my daughter I think because she was starting to show
signs of wanting to play music maybe when she grows up. And so I thought the worst
thing that could happen would be that she would go for
country because they’re only currently two women’s
voices that you can actually hear on the radio. Brandi take it from me now. [LAUGHTER] I’m not much on talking. Amanda gave me a call. And we started putting
together this group of women that we love to try and
represent more women and girls voices in country music. On country music, yeah,
on spaces because what I don’t understand– so
on country music stations, like you are one of the highest
selling artists, right, Maren? You’re doing very, very well. And yet, they don’t
play you on the radio. Is that correct? They play me. But when you compare it
to some of my male peers, it’s pretty staggering still. Yeah. And I’m one of the
few lucky girls that gets played
on country radio. We’re just trying
to change that. Yeah. She’s still helping us. Yeah, well, we
should change that. That’s amazing. I mean, there are amazing
singers out there. So, OK– so it was
your idea to do it. You called– was
it Brandi first? I called our
producer, Dave Cobb. And I told him the idea and
the intention behind it. And he said the
person you should work with is Brandi Carlile. And I said great. And he gave me your number. And I’m a huge
Brandi Carlile fan. Me, too. And like the idea of calling
somebody without knowing them is not me. And so six months later,
he was like what’s going on with The Highwomen. Did you talk to Brandi? I was like, I feel like
one day we’ll meet. And he said, I have this
event at the basement east in Nashville. And she’s going to be there. I’m going to go, and you’re
going to come with me. And then you’re
going to meet her. And I said I’ll go. And we’ll see what
happens after that. And the minute that I saw
her, I just went up to her. I just– I don’t know something,
not inner peace, but just OK, here it goes came over me. And it was probably
not the best timing because she was
about to go on stage. And I just blurted out
all up in her face, I said, hi, I’m Amanda Shires. I want to start a band called
The Highwomen with you. And take it from there, Brandi. I said, yes. And here we are. So, Maren, who would you– I know that you
wanted– and they had to beg you,
Natalie, I understand. Why did they beg you? Well, you know what,
I’ve been writing songs for a long time in
Nashville for like 20 years. And I’m not stupid. I’m like what kind of
red tape does this mean? I was like I don’t even
have a manager or anything. And they’re like,
well, that’s OK. We have managers. And so then Brandi was
like, well, here’s– I’ll let you in on
a little secret. It looks like we
might be getting to play with Dolly at Newport. And I was like,
oh, well, I’m in. So Dolly Parton, that is. Even though Dolly
Parton was not in. That was just a lure. [LAUGHTER] So but that’s what
you would like, right? Maren, you’d like to see
Dolly Parton join this? Oh my god, I mean, just
performing with her a few weeks ago
with these girls, we all kind of felt like, well,
we just sang with Dolly Parton and should we Thelma and
Louise it and just all jump off a cliff? [LAUGHTER] I’d also like to see
Ellen joins this band. [APPLAUSE] Yeah. Yeah. That’s right. I want to thank The Highwomen. I’m one of them. I’d like to thank all of us. Cardi B, Chance the Rapper,
T.I., and Nacho Figueras. I’ll see you tomorrow. Be kind to one another. Bye bye.

The Highwomen on Representing More Females in Country Music

61 thoughts on “The Highwomen on Representing More Females in Country Music

  • October 3, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    first !

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    I loveeeeee Ellen!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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    Ellen I love you!!!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    Is that Batik, the Indonesian cloth, that the girl on very left side wearing?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    ๐Ÿคฃ

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    Henlo peach

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    all womens is beautiful, i love u Ellen

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    Hi ellen
    Pls give tickets
    I love you btw

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    Ellenโ€™s hat ๐Ÿ˜†. ๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ Ellen!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    The one in Green ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    The who now?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    When you wanna say something but you donโ€™t know what to say

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    0:42 โ€œBrandi take it from me nowโ€
    2:41 โ€œtake it from there Brandiโ€
    ๐Ÿ˜‚ cute

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    Mam pls visit in india
    Kapil sharma show

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    You are my role model and brilliant person

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    I love Marrens music!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    What a joke

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Batik represent. She looks great also the other women too ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    More females in country music???
    Where have you been it's all female…

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    1 album sorry I donโ€™t see it anywhere on the charts ?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Not that all the women aren't beautiful but Maren is STUNNING

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    I love their song my only child!!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    I mean men or women… Let the country radio play some real country music….

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    itu batik parang ya?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    What two women was she talking about them only playing on country radio? (I don't listen to country much, but I actually like them and they sound really good together). My guesses are Taylor swift & Carrie Underwood , but I'm not sure if they actually play TS on country stations or not …

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  • October 3, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    I love them so much!!!! My heroes ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ

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  • October 3, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Hope you women make it big,knowing dolly and Ellen, just put you in a huge spotlight ,country music is big here in upstate New York ,Syracuse never fails to attract the big acts,I would even go and I love heavy metal ,rome new york

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  • October 3, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    Amanda is so adorable!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    The girl in the left was wearing brown dress, I guess her dress was batik from Indonesia ๐Ÿ‘

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    Natalie wears batik? Is it?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Music sucks. They sound like they are copying other songs. Then they complain women donโ€™t get played.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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    Algum brasileiro aqui ???

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    I cam from Ethiopia i see the ferst tim Ellen shaw . I love you the shaw i rely lov wthit people Subscribe me gus

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    its not much of a difference but there's three Kelsea too

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  • October 3, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    Country music has roots in bigoted beliefs, misogyny, and racism. Iโ€™m so glad people like Dolly Parton and these ladies are evolving the genre. Not everyone is a straight white overly religious male who lives in a bigoted town with bigoted beliefs. Country music is for everyone!!!!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:33 pm
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    ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    Yes, there is inequality towards women in country music, particularly on the radio. BUT, There are plenty of women in country music. We need more people of colour in country music! It's one of the least racialy diverse genres out there.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    This be good seen that this

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    Diana feels used

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    So great m-

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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  • October 4, 2019 at 12:19 am
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    Wants women's voices to be heard. Isn't big on talking.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    All that to wow

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    I live in Nashville and have never heard of this band

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Thank you for wearing Batik Parang

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    I love how nervous Amanda is. She is so sweet!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Thx for using batikโค I'm a proud Indonesian :'(

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    The Highwomen CD has been 2 weeks No. 1 in Country Billboards.
    No shortage of talent in that scenario. For those that donโ€™t know them:

    Maren Morris: 1 Academy of Country Music Awards, 2 APRA Music Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 1 Country Music Association Awards and 1 Grammy.

    Brandi Carlile: 3 Grammys, 1 Americana Music Honors and Awards, 1 UK Americana Awards and probably the most amazing voice and songwriting nowadays.

    Amanda Shires: 1 Grammy, 2 Americana Music Honors and Awards, 1 UK Americana Awards

    Nathalie Hemby: songwriter with more than 40 well known titles and several hits.
    It is, indeed, a supergroup.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Hippy hoppity yee haw is our property

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    Not really a fan of country, but def. a fan of what these ladies are setting out to accomplish. Also huge fan of Brandiโ€™s solo work.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:15 am
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    Cewek yang paling kiri pakai baju batik kah? Amaze

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:39 am
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    She wore Batikโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    I thought they were The Highwaywomen. Maybe the one who is too timid to speak on camera is not the best one to be in a group promoting the strong women of country. What's her deal? Or is that just her thing to get herself noticed?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    I LOVE this group & album ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    already in love with them โœจ๐ŸŒน

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