Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. 

“As unapologetic as Johnny Cash’s middle finger.” - Rolling Stone Country

"Highway Queen is a forceful, rollicking collection of fiery country tunes that places [Lane] toe-to-toe with any outlaw in Nashville." - Noisey

"[Lane's] breed of country is as futuristic as it is Seventies outlaw, probably because she's more intent on invention than emulation." - Rolling Stone Country

"Her forthcoming album Highway Queen is her best yet, and should cement her status as the rightful heir to icons like Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn." - American Songwriter

"There is a brazen, sh*t-stirring edge to everything Lane creates, but despite her rawhide and barbed wire approach, she refuses to sacrifices an inch of her femininity." - UPROXX

"Clearly not short on confidence, the self-styled 'First Lady Of Outlaw Country' belongs to the same forcible bunch of dissidents as the similarly brash Lydia Loveless or Caitlin Rose, though she also exudes a Southern smokiness that aligns her to Lucinda Williams or vintage Wanda Jackson. She is, in fact, as much bluesy rock'n'roll as she is country..." - Uncut (8/10 stars)

"This is her best album yet" - Exclaim!

"...her third album sees her take more control...for a boisterous collection of firecracking 'outlaw country.' Lane’s fiery, Loretta Lynn/Emmylou Harris-style vocals deliver tales of life on the road, smalltown gossips and female empowerment." - The Guardian


Entertainment Weekly – "Send The Sun" Video Premiere

Entertainment Weekly – Full Album Premiere

Noisey – "Send The Sun" Premiere + Feature

Rolling Stone Country – "Highway Queen" Video Premiere

Billboard Magazine – "Jackpot" Video Premiere

"best of 2017" accolades

Paste Magazine – "50 Best Songs of 2017"

Guitar World – "Best Roots Albums of 2017"

PopMatters – "15 Best Americana Albums of 2017"

The Boot – "Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums of 2017"

Vinyl Me, Please – "The Best Country Albums Of 2017"

Rolling Stone's Favorite Songs – "Jackpot"

Rolling Stone – "25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017 So Far"

UPROXX – "Unmissable Country Albums From 2017 So Far"

The Boot – "Top 5 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Songs of 2017 (So Far)"

Songpickr's Best Albums of 2017 (so far)

"Most Anticipated of 2017" – CMT, Rolling Stone CountryUproxx, No Depression,
The Boot, Saving Country Music, The Bluegrass Situation, Twang Nation


ELLE Magazine – "Style Across America: Nashville and Atlanta"

Associated Press – "Women in Nashville Embrace Outlaw Status"

CMT – "Nikki Lane: Inside the Life of a Highway Queen"

UPROXX – "Country Grammar: Nikki Lane’s ‘Highway Queen’ Is A High Stakes Stunner"

Paste – "She’s Got Style for Miles: Nikki Lane, The Highway Queen"

Bandcamp Daily – "Nikki Lane, High-Class Hillbilly"

Cowgirl Magazine – "Nikki Lane Lives Up To Her Highway Queen Monicker"


CBS This Morning Saturday with Loretta Lynn

Conan – "Jackpot"

KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

NPR Music – "Highway Queen" Acoustic Session for Folk Alley

WNYC Soundcheck Session

Rolling Stone In-Studio Session

Paste Magazine Session – "Send The Sun"  "Jackpot"  "Highway Queen"


American SongwriterLos Angeles Times, MTV NewsThe GuardianExclaim!, Paste, AllMusic

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