Maren Morris Sings Soaring Version of New Highwomen Track 'Crowded Table' in NYC: Watch

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Maren Morris performs at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 6, 2019 in New York City.

Maren Morris celebrated the release of The Highwomen's self-titled debut on Friday night (Sept. 6) in New York City by belting out a gorgeous acoustic rendition of one of the supergroup's songs.   

During her headlining set at Radio City Music Hall, Morris worked a stripped-down, solo version of "Crowded Table," the second single off the Highwomen's LP, that spotlit her soaring voice alongside little more than an acoustic guitar into her regular set list. The Highwomen -- Morris, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby -- have previously performed the the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and during their very first full set at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.   

"Crowded Table" is an example of how the Highwomen's music bears an "extremely medicinal" quality for Morris. The song is an inclusive, warm hug of a tune, one that stresses how important it is to make space for the hearts, minds and voices of others with a chorus that drives embraces that attitude: I want a house with a crowded table/And a place by the fire for everyone/Let us take on the world while we're young and able/And bring us back together when the day is done.

"We have no interest in making angry, political music," Morris told Billboard shortly after the Highwomen's performance at Newport Folk. "I think there’s enough shit in the world and it makes me super depressed. This record is extremely medicinal. There’s no bashing on it... People can’t even talk to their families because politics are so volatile and polarizing. You can’t even sit at a table and have opposing opinions and break bread. That’s what the message of 'Crowded Table' is.”​

Watch Morris sing "Crowded Table" below.


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