Nikki Lane – Highway Queen

Nikki Lane – Highway Queen  (New West Records) released February 10, 2017


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


“Seven hundred thousand rednecks – that’s what it takes to get to the top,” yells Nashville singer Nikki Lane, having calculated exactly where she wants to be. After working with producers including the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, her third album sees her take more control, along with boyfriend Jonathan Tyler, for a boisterous collection of firecracking “outlaw country.” – Dave Simpson, The Guardian

“On Highway Queen, Lane patently demonstrates that modern rockabilly queendom is hers for the ruling.” – Molly Lambert,

“Although there is nothing new in bringing personal experiences to your music, Lane’s husky voice — falling somewhere between the toughness of Lydia Loveless, the gusty vulnerability of Shannon McNally and the tangy torch of Neko Case — carries these country-tinged pop rockers with an edge that’s alternately defiant and vulnerable.” – Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter