Chanteuse Country US née le 19 Août 1966 à Jacksonville (Texas).
spending several years as a professional songwriter, Lee Ann Womack became one
of the breakout contemporary country stars of 1997 with her eponymous debut
Born and raised in Jacksonville, TX, Womack became infatuated with music at an early age, which is appropriate for the daughter of a disc jockey. Her father often took her to work, where she picked out records to play on the air. Following high school graduation, she attended South Plains Junior College in Levelland, TX. The school was one of the first in the country to offer degrees in country and bluegrass music, and Womack soon became a member of the college's band, Country Caravan. She traveled throughout the South and California with Country Caravan and stayed with the group until she left South Plains to study music business at Belmont University in Nashville. That led to an internship in MCA's A&R department.
By 1990, she had settled in Nashville, where she married and became a mother. She continued to attend Belmont, as well as write songs. Soon, she began singing on songwriting demos and performing her own showcase concerts. Eventually, Womack was spotted by Tree Publishing at one of her showcases. In 1995, the company signed her after listening to one of her original demos. While she was a staff writer at Tree, she co-wrote songs with Ed Hill, Bill Anderson, Sam Hogin, and Mark Wright. Her songs were recorded by Anderson and Ricky Skaggs.
Within a year after signing to Tree, Lee Ann Womack signed to Decca Records as a recording artist. Wright was hired as the producer for Womack's debut album, which was comprised of both original material and songs written by professional songwriters. Mark Chesnutt, Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, and Tony Brown all appeared on the record, which created a buzz in the industry.
Lee Ann Womack's eponymous album was released in May of 1997, and shortly after its release, it reached the Top Ten on the country chart. I Hope You Dance followed in mid-2000. Something Worth Leaving Behind appeared in mid-2002, and it was a sure fit for Womack to move into the country mainstream for good. A Season for Romance was released before the year's end, but Womack was itching for the stage. In early 2003, Womack earned a small part on the CBS drama The District. She also earned two Grammy nods: one for Best Female Country Vocals Performance for Something Worth Leaving Behind and Best Vocals Collaboration (Country) for her duo with Willie Nelson on "Mendocino County Line." Call Me Crazy, Womack's sixth studio album, appeared in October of 2008. Despite debuting at four on the Billboard country charts and boasting the hit "Last Call," the record underperformed.
A new single called "There Is a God" appeared in 2009 but its middling appearance on the charts -- it went no further than 32 -- meant that the accompanying seventh studio album never materialized. Over the next few years, Womack made some cameos -- she sang with Alan Jackson on his 2010 cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" -- but was largely quiet. She split with MCA Nashville in 2012 and, two years later, she signed with the independent Sugar Hill Records, which released The Way I'm Livin' -- a record produced by her husband, Frank Liddell -- in September 2014. Three years later, Womack signed with ATO Records and released The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, which saw her co-authoring half of the album's 14 tracks .
Talents : Singer
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country-Pop
Years in activity :
Singles & EP
|1997||CD EP MCA 55320 (US)||Never Again, Again / You've Got To Talk To Me / The Fool / Am I The Only Thing That You've Done Wrong|
|07/1998||CD MCA 72068 (US)||Little Past Little Rock|
|01/2001||CD MCA 172185 (US)||I Hope You Dance|
|04/2002||SP MERCURY 088 172 243-7 (US)||Mendocino County Line (Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack) / Maria (Shut Up And Kiss Me) (Willie NELSON)|
|05/1997||CD MCA 11585 (US)||LEE ANN WOMACK - Never Again Again / Man With 18 Wheels / You've Got To Talk To Me / Fool / Am I The Only Thing You've Done Wrong / Buckaroo / Make Memories With Me / Trouble's Here / Do You Feel For Me / Montgomery To Memphis / Get Up In Jesus' Name|
|09/1998||CD MCA 70040 (US)||SOME THINGS I KNOW - Some Things I Know / Little Pass Little Rock / (Now You See Me) Now You Don't / I'd Rather Have What He Had / Man Who Made My Mama Cry / I'll Think Of A Reason Later / Don't Tell Me / I Keep Forgetting / If You're Ever Down In Dallas / When The Wheels Are Coming Off / Preacher Won't Have To Lie|
|05/2000||CD MCA 170099 (US)||I HOPE YOU DANCE - Healing Kind, I Hope You Dance / After I Fall / Stronger Than I Am / I Know Why The River Runs / Why They Call It Falling / Ashes By Now / Thinkin' With My Heart Again / I Feel Like I'm Forgetting Something / Lonely Too / Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Lord I Hope This Day Is Good|
|08/2002||CD MCA 170287 (US)||SOMETHING WORTH LEAVING BEHIND - Something Worth Leaving Behind / I Saw Your Light / When You Gonna Run To Me / Talk To Me / Forever Everyday / Orphan Train / I Need You / You Should've Lied / He'll Be Back / Surrender / Blame It On Me / Closing This Memory Down / Something Worth Leaving Behind|
|10/2002||CD MCA 170289 (US)||SEASON FOR ROMANCE - Season For Romance / Baby It's Cold Outside / Let It Snow - Winter Wonderland / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Silent Night / White Christmas / Forever Christmas Eve / Man With The Bag / Christmas Song / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve|
|05/2004||CD MCA 188302 (US)||GREATEST HITS - Never Again Again / You've Got To Talk To Me / Fool, Little Past Little Rock / (Now You See Me) Now You Don't / I'll Think Of A Reason Later / I Hope You Dance / Ashes By Now / Why They Call It Falling / Something Worth Leaving Behind / Mendocino County Line / Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Wrong Girl / Time For Me To Go|
|02/2005||CD MCA 307301 (US)||THERE'S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM - There's More Where That Came From / One's A Couple / I May Hate Myself In The Morning / Last Time / He Oughta Know That By Now / Twenty Years And Two Husbands Ago / Happiness / When You Get To Me / Painless / What I Miss About Heaven / Waiting For The Sun To Shine / Stubborn (Psalm 151)|
|03/2008||2 CD Humphead HUMP 032 (US)||
Leaving Behind / I Hope You Dance :
|10/2008||CD MCA 000602501 (US)||CALL ME CRAZY - Last Call / Circles And X's / Tears Of Joy / Little Rock Star / Honey Bee / Well Well Well / If Wishes Were Horses / Jailhouse Tears / Knowing / Heaven Blues / Rarity / Plan To Marry|
|01/2011||CD MCA BOO15048 (US)||Icon - I Hope You Dance / The Fool / You've Got To Talk To Me / A Little Past Little Rock / I'll Think Of A Reason Later / (Now You See Me) Now You Don't / Ashes By Now / Why They Call It Falling / Something Worth Leaving Behind / Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Mendocino County Line (Lee Ann Womack feat: Willie Nelson) / I May Hate Myself In The Morning|
|09/2014||CD Sugar Hill / Welk 9141072 (US)||The Way I'm Livin' - Prelude: Fly / All His Saints / Chances Are / The Way I'm Livin' / Send It On Down / Don't Listen To The Wind / Same Kind Of Different / Out On The Weekend / Nightwind / Sleeping With The Devil / Not Forgotten You / Tomorrow Night In Baltimore / When I Come Around|
|10/2017||CD ATO 231112 (US)||
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone - All The Trouble / The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone / He Called Me Baby / Hollywood / End Of The End Of The World / Bottom Of The Barrel / Shine On Rainy Day / Mama Lost Her Smile / Wicked / Long Black Veil / Someone Else's Heartache / Sunday / Talking Behind Your Back / Take The Devil Out Of Me
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