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Brandi Carlile and the Highwomen Set the Patriarchy on Fire in New Video

Brandi Carlile and the Highwomen Set the Patriarchy on Fire in New Video

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Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hembly have formed a supergroup of roots musicians with a mission of amplifying women's voices. 

Multiple Grammy winner Brandi Carlile has teamed with Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hembly to form the Highwomen, a supergroup of roots artists in the vein of the Highwaymen, the 1985 group that featured Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings.

The Highwomen formed with a mission to amplify women's voices, and their first album is set to drop September 26, according to NPR.

But if you've ever yearned for a video in which out musician Carlile and a squad of women, including Wynonna Judd and Tanya Tucker, don firefighter uniforms, drink, dance, and burn the trappings of the patriarchy in a giant bonfire, then you're in luck. The Highwomen have just released the video for their single "Redefining Women," and it looks like a party!

"Anyone can be a Highwoman," Carlile says in press materials for the group. "It's about banding together, abandoning as much ego as humanly possible, holding one another up and amplifying other women every chance we get. Shoulder to shoulder. One push, one love."

The group makes its live debut at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. on July 26. In conjunction with the group's appearance, the Newport Festivals Foundation made a donation to She Is the Music, which "actively seeks to close this gap by increasing opportunity and visibility for women currently working in music, as well as developing the next generation of women to join the industry and seek leadership roles."

Watch the "Redefining Women" video below.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.