The Highwomen Talk Gender Inequality in Country Music on ‘Ellen’

The Highwomen; Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
The Highwomen; Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
The Highwomen; Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

The Highwomen, a new country supergroup comprised of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby, are gearing up to send their debut single, “Redesigning Women,” to country radio and they celebrated with an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

While visiting the popular talk show, The Highwomen sat down with Ellen to discuss how the band formed and opened up about, as Carlile puts it, the opportunity to “try and represent more women and girls’ voices in country music.”

When DeGeneres asked Morris about the current country radio climate, she held nothing back.

“They play me, but when you compare it to some of my male peers, it’s pretty staggering, still,” she confessed. “And I’m one of the few lucky girls that gets played on country radio. We’re just trying to change that.”

The group also took the stage to perform”Redesigning Women,” which celebrates the modern working woman.  With their beautiful harmonies on full display, The Highwomen delivered a flawless performance of the song, further proving why country radio programmers need to pay attention to them.

Check out their performance below.