I grew up hanging out in an East Texas radio station while my dad played some of the greatest country songs ever made. Thanks to The Bluegrass Situation for letting me share a few of them with you. Click here to check out the playlist!
In celebration of the season of giving, Lee Ann offered fans a special gift this year: her rendition of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful.” Listen now!
Lee Ann will join Alan Jackson for a few dates on his upcoming tour.
1/27/2017 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center (on sale Dec 2 at 10am CST)
1/28/2017 Atlanta (Duluth), GA – Infinite Energy Center (on sale Dec 2 at 10am EST)
More dates coming soon!
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
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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