Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile & More Join Choir In Support Of Tennessee Senate Candidate

The Tennessee Freedom Singers have released a new song, called “Tennessee Rise,” in support of Senate candidate Gloria Johnson.

“Tennessee Rise is a call to action for all in TN who care about protecting our freedoms & democracy. This movement is multi-faith, multi-ethnic, & multi-partisan. Our voices & votes are powerful – it’s time to make ourselves heard! Register! Vote! Rise!,” Johnson wrote on X.

Currently a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for Knoxville, Johnson is running for Senate against Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn.

“‘Tennessee Rise’ is an anthem born out of resistance from the rise of extremist forces, the unwillingness to accept the rollback of protections for historically marginalized groups, and a determination to keep Tennessee a place of welcoming that so many have found solace in,” says a press release. “Inspired by the Tennessee Three, and the wave of activism that followed this past year, Tennessee Rise was formed from GRAMMY-winning artist Allison Russell’s deep love for the state – banding together some of Nashville’s best and brightest musicians for an essential fight for democracy.”

Besides Allison Russell, Brittany Howard, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Brittney Spencer, Amanda Shires, and many other country and Americana singers are part of the collective called the Tennessee Freedom Singers, who call for change in the state.

Erin Rae, Katie Pruitt, Langhorne Slim, and Tre Burt are also featured in the political anthem, recorded at Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville.

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