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Lee Ann Womack Returns to AmericanaFest with Star-Studded Kickoff Party Sept. 20 and Cannery Ballroom Headlining Show Sept. 23

After a stunningly “shimmering” (NPR) performance at last year’s AmericanaFest, Lee Ann Womack will return for two special shows this year. On September 20, she’ll play the AmericanaFest Eastside Kickoff Party, a rare and intimate show at the Basement East billed as “Lee Ann Womack’s All Star Band,” where she’ll be joined by Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, and more surprise guests. Playing alongside Womack and friends is a group of first-call supporting musicians including bassist Glenn Worf (Mark Knopfler), guitarists Duke Levine (J Geils Band) and Jedd Hughes (Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell), fiddle player Tim Crouch (Alan Jackson), steel guitarist Paul Franklin (Barbara Streisand, Peter Frampton), and drummer Jerry Roe (Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell). On Friday, September 23, Womack will play a headlining show at the Cannery Ballroom.

Tuesday, September 20
WHAT: Lee Ann Womack’s All Star Band, AmericanaFest Eastside Kickoff Party
WHO: Lee Ann Womack is joined by Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, and more.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20 / 8pm – 1am
Lee Ann Womack’s All Star Band / 10:30pm
WHERE: The Basement East (917 Woodland Street)
*AmericanaFest badge/wristband given priority
*$15 cash donation for general public entry, benefitting The Americana Music Assocation and Metro Nashville Public Schools/Music Makes Us Initiative

Friday, September 23
WHAT: Lee Ann Womack, Official Americana Showcase
WHO: Lee Ann Womack will headline a full band show.
WHEN: Friday, September 23 / 10:30pm
WHERE: Cannery Ballroom (1 Cannery Row)
*AmericanaFest badge/wristband required

Following AmericanaFest, Womack will play a pair of October shows in Nashville and Oklahoma City with Chris Stapleton, followed by additional headlining shows in the US and Canada. See below for a full list of upcoming dates, and stay tuned for information on new music from Lee Ann coming in 2017.

Upcoming tour dates:
Oct. 1 / Zoo Amphitheatre / Oklahoma City, OK*
Oct. 8 / The Festy Experience / Nelson, VA
Oct. 14 / Ascend Amphitheater / Nashville, TN*
Dec. 7 / The Coach House / San Juan Capistrano, CA
Dec . 8 / Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino / Lemoore, CA
Dec. 9 / The Canyon / Agoura Hills, CA
Dec. 10 / Crest Theatre / Sacramento, CA
Jan. 11 / Captiol Centre / North Bay, Canada
Jan. 12 / Rose Theatre / Brampton, Canada
Jan. 13 / Grand Theatre / Kingston, Canada
Jan 14 / Burlington Performing Arts Center / Burlington, Canada
Jan. 15 / St. Clair College, Chatham Capitol Theatre / Chatham, Canada
Jan. 16 / Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts / Parry Sound, Canada
Jan. 17 / FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre / St. Catharines, Canada
Jan. 19 / River Run Centre / Guelph, Canada

*denote shows with Chris Stapleton

Follow Lee Ann Womack here:
Official Website: leeannwomack.com
Facebook: facebook.com/leeannwomack
Twitter: twitter.com/leeannwomack
Instagram: instagram.com/leeannwomack
VEVO: vevo.com/artist/lee-ann-womack

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“Chances Are” Video Debut

CMT Takes Its Chances w Lee Ann Womack —
World Premieres Clip for the Grammy-Nominated “Chances Are” 6/4

WATCH HERE:  http://www.cmt.com/videos/lee-ann-womack/1409422/chances-are.jhtml

Nashville, TN: For Lee Ann Womack, who takes her Texas very serious, few things delighted her as much as the pair of Grammy nominations “Chances Are,” the neoclassic ballad from Hayes Carll. To capture the song’s forlorn reality embrace, the Grammy-winning vocalist wanted something authentic – and something that like the Lone Star icehouses and dancehalls where Womack’s kind of country was forged.

Working with Roger Pistole, the man behind her CMT Video Music Awards Best Female Video nominee “The Way I’m Livin’,” the pair went to New Braunfels, Texas to deliver an almost existential watercolor of the song about self-awareness, hope and the promise of something better. Always an artist to take the road less travelled, CMT: Country Music Television recognized the evocative power of the clip and are World Premiering “Chances Are” on their June 4 “Hot 20 Countdown,” 9 a.m. ET/PT.

“Roger and I wanted to do something that was a departure, but also captured the essence of Texas, that vibe it has… and also how people can feel so isolated by their own decisions,” Womack explains. “We knew it was unconventional, but it really captures what the song is holding – and it shows the Texas that’s not so obvious, but has so much soul to it.

“When I heard CMT wanted to World Premiere it,” she continues, “I was thrilled. When you take chances and follow your heart, you never know. But for everything this song has given me and (The Way I’m Livin’), it was important to honor that – and then when you do the right thing, and something like this happens? Well, what’s better?”

“Chances Are” was nominated for Best Country Song and Best Solo Country Vocal Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Taking ownership of every bad decision, every single wrong turn, the song’s narrator still manages to find hope – and that optimism is what drew the East Texan to Carll’s song, and pushed her to Texas for the clip.

“There is so much wide open there, so many small towns that have remained the Texas I grew up with,” she says. “It’s bright and light, and even though this person is lost, they keep their hope – and they keep looking for something good. I think that sort of optimism is something you can find in places like New Braunfels, because there’s that feeling of you know everybody, people are still nice… and yet it’s got the room for your lonesome to really spread out. That room to dream and not always get drowned in the bad things that happen, that’s why these locations seemed to capture both sides of it.”

With a ***** out of **** review in USA Today, Rolling Stone offering Livin’ “feels like something Merle Haggard or Waylon Jennings would have crafted back in the Seventies,” Spin deeming it “the best of her career” and Garden & Gun offering, “Nashville is filled with artists making ‘the record they were born to make.’ With Livin’, Womack is one of the few who actually deliver,” the “Chances Are” World Premiere marks the culmination of the past two years for a woman who has set the standards for post modern country. See for yourself June 4th on CMT: Country Music Television, 9:00 ET/PT.

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Lee Ann Womack Goes To The West Coast– 2nd Wave of GRAMMY Nominations, Tour Kicks Off in LA 2/17

(Nashville, TN) — February 5, 2016 — With The Way I’m Livin’ receiving a second wave of GRAMMY nominations – 2015’s Best Country Album nod is followed by 2016’s Best Solo Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for Hayes Carll’s “Chances Are” – Lee Ann Womack embarks on a West Coast tour, starting February 17th at the Roxy on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip.

“We have had such a good year, and such an amazing time with this album,” says the woman “who sounds as if she’s making up for lost time,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “We’ve gone places I’ve never been – MerleFest, the Emmylou Harris Tribute Show in D.C. singing ‘Pancho & Lefty’ with Steve Earle, PBS specials with the Fairfield Four and McCrary Sisters. It proves this kind of music does have a place. And before I start working on another record, I wanted one more chance to play these songs for people. As long as I’m going to the GRAMMYs, I figured what better time to play some dates to real music lovers.”

Kicking off GRAMMY week, Womack will be part of the Americana Music Association’s annual show at the Troubadour on Feb 13, and will attend the GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15. After the Feb. 17 Roxy show, Womack will hit the road, with stops at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA Feb 18-19, the Chandler Center for the Performing Arts in Chandler, AZ Feb 21, the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA Feb 22, Great American Music Hall in San Francisco Feb 25, the Win River Casino in Redding, CA Feb 26 and the Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley, CA on Feb. 27.

“We have Luke Bulla in the band this year, and the guys have really taken this music to a whole other place,” the 6-time CMA and GRAMMY Award-winner marvels. “This is a show for people who truly love music, and love the way great players can explore a song right there before your eyes. Every night, to me, is a miracle, and I love that I get to be a part of it – and watch these songs unfold.”

For Lee Ann Womack’s The Way I’m Livin’, an album seven years in the coming, it was a work of love, courage and putting the music first. With a Country Album of the Year nomination in 2015, the little record that could has brought the progressive hard country chanteuse two more 2016 Grammy nominations: Womack for Best Country Solo Performance and Hayes Carll for Best Country Song, both for “Chances Are.”

The Way I’m Livin’ also scored Womack a 2015 Americana Music Association Album of the Year nomination, as well as her first Artist of the Year nod. In addition she received what many considered a surprise 2015 Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year nomination and a pair of CMT Video Music Awards nods for Female Video for “The Way I’m Livin’” and Performance for “Crossroads” with John Legend.

Following her heart turned out to be a good thing.  USA Today gave The Way I’m Livin‘ a rare five star (out of five) review, while Rolling Stone offered Livin’ “feels like something Merle Haggard or Waylon Jennings would have crafted back in the Seventies,” SPIN called it “the best of her career” and Garden & Gun proclaimed, “Nashville is filled with artists making ‘the record they were born to make.’ With Livin’, Womack is one of the few who actually deliver.”

Lee Ann Womack
The Way I’m Livin’ West Coast Tour


Feb. 13                                 The Troubadour*                             Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 17                                 The Roxy                                         Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 19                                 The Coach House                            San Juan Capistrano, CA
Feb. 21                                 Chandler Performing Arts                Chandler, AZ
Feb. 22                                 The Belly Up                                   Solana Beach, CA
Feb. 25                                 Great American Music Hall              San Francisco, CA
Feb. 26                                 Win River Casino                             Redding, CA
Feb. 27                                 Coyote Valley Casino                       Redwood Valley, CA

 * part of the Americana Music Association Pre-GRAMMY Salute

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For more information contact:

Holly Gleason 
T
orchlili@aol.com / 615-269-323

Ashley Moyer, Rounder Label Group
ashley.moyer@concordmusicgroup.com / 615-928-4777

Regina Joskow, Rounder Label Group
rjoskow@rounder.com / 917-532-5687

www.leeannwomack.com

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