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‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ Pending New Release by Lee Ann Womack

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With an upcoming new CD release scheduled for October of this year, Lee Ann Womack is capturing the hearts of fans as one of the country music industry’s more distinctive female voices, and keeping them tuned into a classic sound where today’s version of the genre is often lacking.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas, she took an interest in country music at a young age. After high school graduation, she went on to Levelland to attend South Plains Junior College, which was offering country music degrees – one of the first to do so in the entire United States.

Having absorbed many of the sounds of classic country music through her father’s influence, who was a disc jockey back in Jacksonville, she got involved with a band in college and chose to finish her education in Nashville, Tennessee, attending Belmont University. Her path to a solid career in country music came through a songwriting deal which, in turn, led to a recording contract. She released her self-titled debut album in 1997 and earned a hit with “The Fool,” winning Top New Female Vocalist at the ACMs as well as Top Artist of the Year with Billboard. Her follow-up album earned an even bigger commercial following with the release of “A Little Past Little Rock” and “I’ll Think of a Reason Later.”

Shared on the Sugar Hill YouTube channel, the song “Chances Are” came from Womack’s 2014 album, and one which saw her getting back to a traditional sound. The height of her popularity in the country charts came in 2000 with the song “I Hope You Dance,” released on her third album. It climbed to number one and made the cross-over to also become a pop hit. It not only earned her Song and Single of the Year in the CMA Awards but Grammy and ACM awards. Since then, she’s released four additional albums, the last being “The Way I’m Livin’”, which led critics to hail her as returning to traditional country roots and earned her Grammy as well as AMA award nominations. Now on the brink of releasing her latest project, entitled “The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone”, Womack looks to continue in that vein, singing the type of music her fans have come to know and appreciate of her. To pre-order this upcoming release which is scheduled for October 27, visit the website link provided here.

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