The socially distanced performance found Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires recording their vocals from their respective homes/studios, although the group’s harmonies remained as tight and stunning as ever. “I want a house with a crowded table,” the quartet sang, “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.”
Delightful as the performance was, not everyone was able to enjoy it. On Twitter Tuesday night, Shires posted a short video of her trying to watch her band play, only to have the song interrupted by a very loud emergency broadcasting message from her local TV station.
— ATMOSPHERELESS ™️ (@amandashires) October 7, 2020
“Crowded Table” appears on the Highwomen’s acclaimed self-titled debut, which was released last year. In April, the group shared a music video for the song using footage from their earliest recording sessions together.