Sociologist, Appalachian scholar and activist Alana Anton is a southern girl at heart, and when she first discovered The Highwomen - the debut album by the country music super-group of the same name composed of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren...
Sociologist, Appalachian scholar and activist Alana Anton is a southern girl at heart, and when she first discovered The Highwomen - the debut album by the country music super-group of the same name composed of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires - it immediately brought her back to her country roots. The at times gut-wrenching collection of songs is a stunning celebration of women in country music, full of equal parts high comedy and high pathos. An instant classic!
Songs featured in this episode: Highwayman - The Highwaymen; Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus; Can I Get An Outlaw - Luke Combs; Hold On - Yola & The Highwomen; The Highwomen - The Highwomen; Washington Bullets - The Clash; White Feather - Amanda Shires; She's An Eagle - Dolly Parton & The Highwomen; Redesigning Women - The Highwomen; Romeo - Dolly Parton; Loose Change - The Highwomen; Daddy Lessons - Beyonce (featuring the Dixie Chicks); Crowded Table, My Name Can't Be Mama, If She Ever Leaves Me, Old Soul, Don't Call Me, My Only Child - The Highwomen; If You're Gonna Play In Texas - Alabama; Heaven Is a Honky Tonk, Cocktail and a Song, Wheels of Laredo, The Chain - The Highwomen
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Alana Anton is a sociologist, Appalachian scholar, and activist originally from Georgia currently in Upstate SC. Her work includes Appalachian identity representation in media and once upon a time she was a musician too. She plays piano, banjolele, and autoharp and has a pretty decent set of pipes. Four pitbulls, a bearded dragon, a lifepartner, and a teenager round out her little mountain home.