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All Four One: The Highwomen Debut at Top Country Albums Chart Summit

Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires soar in.

The Highwomen, the eponymous debut set from the supergroup comprising Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart (dated Sept. 21) with 34,000 equivalent album units earned (29,000 in album sales) in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

The Dave Cobb-produced set also starts atop Billboard‘s Americana/Folk Albums chart and at No. 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

The Highwomen’s name is an homage to The Highwaymen, the ’80s/’90s assemblage of icons Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.


The Highwomen is the first Top Country Albums No. 1 for an all-female group since Pistol Annies’ Interstate Gospel, which arrived atop the chart dated Nov. 17, 2018.

Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley) also mark the last all-female group to pace Top Country Albums with a debut LP until The Highwomen, as their Hell on Heels zoomed in atop the list dated Sept. 10, 2011.