Music Review: “Giving Up” By Holly Williams

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“Giving Up”

From Holly Williams’ The Highway


Liner notes: Supported by mournful steel guitar and fiddle, Williams angrily challenges an alcoholic friend: “The doctor said you’d die/If you had another drink/I wonder if this scares you.”

Behind the music: The granddaughter of country icon Hank Williams owns a clothing boutique in Nashville. Her third album, The Highway guest-stars Dierks Bentley and Jakob Dylan.

Check it out if you like: Shelby Lynne, Lucinda Williams, Iris DeMent, and other strong sisters.

This review originally appeared in our January/February issue of Mother Jones.