What Ever Happened To Wednesday’s-Lee Ann Womack? (VIDEO)
Lee Ann Womack is best known for her traditional country music style that often discuss subjects such as cheating and lost love. Her 2000 single, “I Hope You Dance” was a major crossover music hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song.
Although Lee Ann Womack emerged as a contemporary country artist in 1997 with the release of her first album, her material closely resembled that of Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, mixing Womack’s music with traditional country style, as well as contemporary elements, making her different from her counterparts. Her 2000 release I Hope You Dance, however, was an entirely different sound, using pop music elements instead of traditional country, helping to establish Womack as a pop crossover artist. It was not until the release of There’s More Where That Came From in 2005 that Womack returned to recording traditional country music.
In 2008, Womack announced plans for a new single for the first time in three years, once again on MCA Nashville. “Last Call” was released on June 30, 2008. It served as the lead-off single to Womack’s seventh studio album, Call Me Crazy, which was released on October 21, 2008.
Call Me Crazy was issued as a vinyl LP at the time of its release, as well as CD.
Call Me Crazy, produced by Tony Brown, has been described as a dark album with plenty of songs about drinking and losing love. It featured a duet with George Strait titled “Everything But Quits,” a re-make of the George Strait classic, “The King of Broken Hearts,” which first appeared on the Pure Country soundtrack. One track, “The Bees,” features vocals from Keith Urban.
In October 2009, Womack released “There Is a God”, as the lead-off single to her upcoming seventh studio album which she has said she is unsure of the release date. The song debuted at #60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of November 14, 2009, eventually peaking at #32 in early 2010. Womack has revealed a few of the tracks that she has recorded for the album, including: “Talking Behind Your Back”, as well as “You Do Until You Don’t”.
In October 2010, Womack contributed the new track “Liars Lie” to the soundtrack for the film Country Strong. Womack also contributed guest vocals to Alan Jackson’s cover of the song “Ring of Fire”, which was released in December 2010 as a single from his compilation album, 34 Number Ones. His version of the song was a minor hit, charting to number 45 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Though Womack is featured on the song, she was not given credit on the charts.
Lee Ann Womack also performs the theme song for The Berenstain Bears animated television show.
Presently, Womack has released a total of six studio albums and two compilations. Four of her studio albums have received a Gold certification or higher by the RIAA. Additionally, she has received five Academy of Country Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, and a Grammy Award. She has sold over 6 million albums worldwide.
Here’s one of my all time favorites from Lee Ann…A Little Past Little Rock. Enjoy!