nikki lane


HIGHWAY QUEEN (2017)

Press Release – Conan, CBS This Morning, KCRW, Stagecoach (April 2017) – PDF
Press Release – Full Album Stream Premiere (February 2017) – PDF
Press Release – "Jackpot" Video Premiere (January 2017) – PDF
Press Release – Stagecoach Spotlight Nikki Lane Highway Queen Tour – PDF 
Press Release – Album Announcement & "Highway Queen" Premiere – PDF

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NIKKI LANE’S “SEND THE SUN” VIDEO PREMIERES AT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM HIGHWAY QUEEN OUT NOW VIA NEW WEST RECORDS

TO HOST AN AMERICANAFEST WEEK EVENT HIGH CLASS HILLBILLY PRESENTS WHERE IS THE HIDEOUT? TOMORROW NIGHT IN NASHVILLE AND PERFORMING AT PILGRIMAGE FESTIVAL NEXT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

TO TOUR WITH JD MCPHERSON THROUGHOUT THIS OCTOBER, FOLLOWED BY A STAGECOACH SPOTLIGHT TOUR WITH LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL THIS NOVEMBER

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

NASHVILLE, TN (September 13, 2017) – Nikki Lane’s critically acclaimed third album, Highway Queen, is out now via New West Records and available digitally, on compact disc, LP, and cassette HERE. Entertainment Weekly premiered a new, “heartwarming” video for the album’s second radio single “Send The Sun” HERE. Highlighted by Vice’s music site Noisey prior to the album’s release in an in-depth feature exclaiming, “[Highway Queen] is her best yet,” “Send The Sun” emerged as a standout track that MTV News praises as “a waltzing love song that could be Lane’s best shot at a mainstream country crossover hit, if that’s even what she wants.” Lane performed an acoustic rendition of the song earlier this year for CBS This Morning Saturday from country legend Loretta Lynn’s historic home in Hurricane Mills, which can be seen HERE. Lane also joined Lynn for a special duet of her own 1966 hit song “Don't Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind).” Lane will host High Class Hillbilly presents Where Is The Hideout? tomorrow night in Nashville at American Legion, and she will also perform at Pilgrimage Festival next Saturday, September 23, along with Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams and more. This Fall, Lane will embark on an extensive U.S. tour with labelmate JD McPherson, followed by a Stagecoach Spotlight tour with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Please see below for full tour details.

Lane celebrated the release of Highway Queen with a debut performance on Conan of the album’s first single “Jackpot.” Billboard previously premiered the music video for “Jackpot,” which Rolling Stone included in their “Our Favorite Songs Right Now” roundup calling it “a trip to Vegas you won't forget.” Watch the video HERE. Entertainment Weekly also featured an exclusive, full stream of the “boisterous" and "raucous" album; and American Songwriter reviewed, “Highway Queen is her best yet, and should cement her status as the rightful heir to icons like Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn.” UNCUT gave the album 8 out of 10 stars, adding, "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..." Rolling Stone Country originally announced the release of Highway Queen by revealing the music video for the title track, which can be seen HERE, commenting, "[Lane's] breed of country is as futuristic as it is Seventies outlaw, probably because she's more intent on invention than emulation."

Following Lane’s Walk of Shame debut and 2014’s Dan Auerbach-produced All or Nothin’, Highway Queen was co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler and features The Texas Gentlemen as Lane’s band. A Greenville, South Carolina native, Lane is also a fashion entrepreneur as the owner of the popular vintage clothing boutique High Class Hillbilly. She has lived - and been heartbroken in - Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, so it’s no surprise that her music seamlessly crosses musical genres with lyrics steeped in the doomed perseverance only a true dark horse romantic knows. Like a true wanderer, her sound crisscrosses musical genres with ease, while the lonesome romantic in her remains. “Love is the most unavoidable thing in the world,” Lane says. “The person you pick could be half set-up to destroy your life with their own habits -- I’ve certainly experienced that before and taken way too long to get out of that mistake.”

Highway Queen Track List:
1. 700,000 Rednecks
2. Highway Queen
3. Lay You Down
4. Jackpot
5. Companion
6. Big Mouth
7. Foolish Heart
8.  Send The Sun
9. Muddy Waters
10. Forever Lasts Forever


“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


PREMIERES/EXCLUSIVES

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" – CMTRolling Stone CountryUproxxNo Depression,
The BootSaving Country MusicThe Bluegrass SituationTwang Nation

FEATURES

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"

APPEARANCES/SESSIONS

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"

ALBUM REVIEWS

American SongwriterLos Angeles TimesMTV NewsThe GuardianExclaim!PasteAllMusic


Tour Dates


CONTACTS

Management

Lee Foster – lee.foster@electricladystudios.com

Shane Trulin – shane@relentlessam.com

Press: New West Records

Brady Brock – bradybrock@newwestrecords.com

Radio: New West Records

Joel Habbeshaw – joel@newwestrecords.com