Lee Ann Womack
may be available for your next special event!
Lee Ann Womack is sweet aid and comfort
to all those who fear for the soul of country music. Since the release
of her first album, she has been the center of both fan and industry
She has won the American Music Award for Favorite New
Country Artist, the Academy of Country Music trophy of Top New Female
Vocalist and the TNN/Music City News prize for Female Star of Tomorrow.
She earned nominations for the Country Music Association's Horizon award
and Female Vocalist of the Year award. The Female Vocalist nomination
marks the first time in a decade that a brand new artist has been so
As befits a country music standard-bearer, Lee Ann
Womack is modest about her cascade of achievements. "Any and
all of the award nominations have been wonderful," she says.
"If there's any down side to all of this it would probably be that
I don't know if I've had time to prepare myself for being a Female
Vocalist Of The Year nominee. I don't just mean the singing part of it.
These other girls (Faith Hill,
Martina McBride and
Trisha Yearwood) have been performing for a while. And they have the
poise and confidence that maybe I don't have yet. I'm thrilled to be in
there with them, but sometimes I feel like an ugly duckling."
In addition to accepting awards, Lee Ann Womack
has also been busy touring. She has worked with the likes of
Strait, Randy Travis and
Alan Jackson. "One of my main
thrills," she recalls, "was opening up Billboard magazine and
seeing an article in which
Strait talked about me."
One reason she sings country music so well is that she
relates to it so instinctively. She understands that the most memorable country
songs are woven from melancholy and are meant to give voice to those who
feel emotionally mangled by life.
"I connect better with a sad song,"
confesses the Texas-born singer. "I always have even as a
little girl. I never went through any hard times as a child. My parents
provided a very loving atmosphere, and I've never to this day heard them
argue. My dad never left us or went out and got drunk and came home and
messed things up. I never had any of that kind of heartbreak. But he
still loved those songs. I would go into the radio station with him
(where he was a DJ) and listen to all those heartbreakers, and I just
Lee Ann Womack sings with heart-piercing purity
and a rare appreciation of country music's deepest wellsprings. "I
go for songs that really knock me out emotionally," she muses.
"I want my songs to move people."
Awards include --
- CMA Vocalist of the Year 2001
- CMA Song of the Year 2000
- CMA Single of the Year 2000
- American Music Awards Favorite New Artist 1998
- TNN/Music City News Star of Tomorrow -- Female 1998
- Academy of Country Music Top New Female Vocalist 1997
Hits songs include --
- I Hope You Dance
- I'll Thin of a Reason Later
- You've Got to Talk to Me
- A Little Past Little Rock
- The Fool
- Why They Call It Falling
- Something Worth Leaving Behind
- He Oughta Know That By Now
- Does My Ring Burn Your Fingers
- Never Again, Again
- The Wrong Girl
- Twenty Years And Two Husbands Ago
- Forever Everyday
- I May Hate Myself In The Morning
- He Oughta Know That By Now
- Finding My Way Back Home
- Last Call
- There Is A God
- Solitary Thinkin'
Lee Ann Womack may be available for your next special event!
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Country-Rock. / CountryRock
.Neo-Traditionalist Country. / NeoTraditionalistCountry
.Traditional Country. / TraditionalCountry
.Contemporary Country. / ContemporaryCountry
.Country-Folk. / CountryFolk
.Country-Pop. / CountryPop
x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in Texas / born nTexas
Born: ..in Jacksonville / born
Born: Aug 19, 1966
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville /