Abby Johnston

Abby Johnston is a writer, editor, and sixth-generation Texan.

By Abby Johnston:


The Highwomen Are the Superbly Talented, Feminist Supergroup Country Music Needs

On a stunning self-titled album released this week, the four musicians—two of whom are Texans—explore domesticity, motherhood, love, and loss.

In 1973, fresh from recording her raw, woman-to-woman plea to spare her relationship, Dolly Parton mixed “Jolene” in Nashville’s RCA Studio A. She wouldn’t return to the space, the birthplace of some of country’s finest cuts, until almost five decades … Read More