Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack
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Lee Ann Womack never intended to go almost seven years between records, but she knew when she released new music, she wanted it to be very special. For the Grammy-winner who’s one of the rare women to win the prestigious Country Music Association’s Album of the Year, she wanted an album made purely for the sake of the songs and the spark of the musical performances.

That album – the eagerly anticipated The Way I’m Livin’ – arrives Sept. 23 on noted roots label Sugar Hill. Produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, David Nail), it features the songs of Chris Knight, Mindy Smith, Buddy Miller, Mando Saenz, Hayes Carll, Neil Young, Bruce Robison and one cagey cover lifted from Roger Miller.

“I wanted songs that talked about how life really is, the raw spots, the tough places, the meltdowns and messy parts,” laughs the always sunny Texan. “Hard, sad, rough… all the stuff people pretend doesn’t exist! Because once you embrace that, you can figure out what to do; or not do!”

“The Way I’m Livin’,” written by Grammy Country Song of the Year nominee Adam Wright (“So You Don’t Have To Love Me Any More”), is a scalding psychic meltdown of a lost soul, banging on the rocks and not sure they want any better. With a sweltering guitar and foreboding beat that turns dervish, Womack delivers her most blistering vocal since Buddy Miller’s “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger.”

The high impact title track debuts May 22 at WSJ.com, the Wall Street Journal’s online presence. Hailed by TIME for “the clarity of a soul that realizes loss is a form of purification, a scraping away of false ideals and excess emotional baggage,” this debut track takes Womack’s viscerality to a whole other level.

“It feels so good to be getting new music out to the fans,” says the woman who’s collaborated with Miller, Rodney Crowell, George Strait, Willie Nelson and Alan Jackson over the past several years. “I live to sing great songs that tear holes in life – just show living for what it is. I was fired up going into the studio, and Matt (Chamberlin), Duke (Levine), Glen (Worf, Jr), Mac (McAnally), Paul (Franklin) and all the amazing players who came by took me to an even higher place inside these songs.

“And knowing these songs were written to be performed, not pitched, sets a bar! Every songwriter wrote intending to sing’em, to tell these stories, show these postcards, and you can feel the way they built the characters! Bringing that to music was just so incredible for everyone on the sessions.”

The Way I’m Livin’ – or rather the first taste – arrives May 22 at WSJ.com, and on fine radio stations nationwide shortly thereafter. In-stores on September 23, 2014.

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Lee Ann Womack  09/15/2003            
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hello, I like ur music so much like so much, before in grade 6 3 years ago my grade 6 graduation sang that song and I swear everyone was sad
Lee Ann Womack  07/21/2003            
NE Texas
She debuted country and I liked her music. But then something happened. Something baaaaaad . . . she sold out. And now look at her. She looks like a Christina A. wanna be meets trailer-trash hick. (ouch!) And I thought Willie had better taste!!!
Lee Ann Womack  01/03/2002            
Daniel Bierman
She has not the voice of an Angel , rather a voice that the the Angels listen to.
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