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Lee Ann Womack
The Way I’m Livin
With The Wall Street Journal debuting the title track to The Way I’m Livin’ and USA Today building a ‘Listen Up’ playlist of the scorching Adam Wright song about consumption and surrender, Lee Ann Womack’s first album in almost seven years is attracting attention from some very intriguing places. Today, Tory Burch features Womack and her upcoming album as part of her online “Music Issue.”
“When we got the inquiry, I was puzzled,” Womack admits, “because while I like clothes, I don’t necessarily think of someone like Tory Burch and my kind of music. Then I heard some of the other artists she was doing, and I was pretty fired up.”
Jenny Lewis, Audra McDonald, Q-Tip, Karen Elson, Sophie Auster, Anna Kendrick, Womack’s good friend Holly Williams and rock critic Lisa Robinson. From alternative to chanteuse, hip hop to muse, pop, roots and evocateur, ToryBurch.com has singled out artists for the truly eclectic and exceptional.
From her first music memory to working with award-winning husband/producer Frank Liddell, the far-reaching interview takes the reader into the process of what is perhaps Womack’s most provocative album. As a CMA Album of the Year award-winner (There’s More Where That Came From), as well as Female and multiple Single and Vocal Events, Womack is known for pushing the boundaries of what modern country can contain.
“The questions and what they wanted to talk about fired me up,” confesses the East Texan. “Not everybody wants to know where the songs come from, or why… How you bring something like this together, or how you let go of ‘what you know’ to figure out what you need. My favorite part? Talking about the relationship and responsibility you feel as a singer to the songwriter/artists whose songs you’re recording!”
Shot in Tory Burch’s Mexican hippie/peasant dress outside the House of Blues Studio in Nashville, the Grammy-winner is gearing up for the Sept. 23rd release.RollingStone.com proclaimed her “Best Comeback” after her All 4 the Hall appearance and wrote of TWIL, “like something Merle Haggard or Waylon Jennings would have crafted back in the Seventies” and USA Today has called the single “irresistibly teasing” and Billboard weighed in with “She found the kernel of truth.”
LEE ANN WOMACK GOES TO THE WEST COAST
SECOND WAVE OF GRAMMY NOMINATIONS, TOUR KICKS OFF
IN LA FEBRUARY 17
(Nashville, TN)- 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 17 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 – Merle Fest, 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 February 13, then attend the GRAMMY Awards on February 15. After The Roxy show on February 17, Womack will hit the road, with stops at the The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA on February 18 and 19, Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, AZ on February 21, Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA on February 22, Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA on February 25, Win-River Casino in Redding, CA on February 26 and Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley, CA on February 27.
“We have Luke Bulla in the band this year, and the guys have really taken this music to a whole other place,” the six time Country Music 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, The Way I’m Livin’, an album seven years in the making, 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 earned 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 ***** out of ***** review, while Rolling Stone offered “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 The Way I’m Livin’, Womack is one of the few who actually deliver.”
Lee Ann Womack
The Way I’m Livin’- West Coast Tour
2/13- The Troubadour- Los Angeles, CA*
2/17- The Roxy- Los Angeles, CA
2/18- The Coach House- San Juan Capistrano, CA
2/19- The Coach House- San Juan Capistrano, CA
2/21- Chandler Center for the Arts- Chandler, AZ
2/22- Belly Up- Solano Beach, CA
2/25- Great American Music Hall- San Francisco, CA
2/26- Win River Casino- Redding, CA
2/27- Coyote Valley Casino- Redwood Valley, CA
* Americana Music Association Pre-Grammy Salute