Lee Ann Womack Talks Musical Roots, New Album & More

Well known for her timeless hit “I Hope You Dance," Lee Ann Womack is a talented singer/songwriter whose distinctive vocals and sincere lyrics have made her a country icon. Womack is currently on tour in support of her album The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, available October 27, which was produced by Lee Ann's husband Frank Liddell and largely recorded at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, Texas.

The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone is filled with tracks co-written by Womack and is arguably her most personal album to date. The Texan native wanted her latest project to highlight her musical roots and purposefully recorded near the small town where she grew up. According to Womack, she reached back into her past in order to inspire and move forward musically. “This area is just so rich with music, but it's all kinda roots music. You would have George Jones, and then you'd have Lightnin' Hopkins. You get this far into deep east Texas, that's what you're getting you know you're getting music from over in Louisiana and Mississippi and it had a huge affect on me musically." Womack adds, “I felt like I had to leave east Texas and go to Nashville years ago, but in my mind, my heart was always here and I was always coming back here."

For the latest in our Homecoming series, Womack takes us on a musical journey of self-discovery as an artist and showcases the importance of her roots in music. “I mean I honestly think I was born to sing country music and thank god that's what I get to do." Find out what else the singer had to say about performing, recording and more in the video below:

Get Womack's The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, available now, where you can hear songs such as her bluesy and soulful track “Shine on a Rainy Day" and “End of the End of the World," which highlights her rich perspective on life.

Find Lee Ann Womack on tour, with performances continuing through February, 2018. For details, dates and more, visit Womack's official website HERE.

Lee Ann Womack Tour Dates:

10/27 - Resch Center @ Green Bay, WI
10/28 - Target Center @ Minneapolis, MN*
10/29 - Bridge View Center @ Ottumwa, IA
11/1 - The Troubadour @ Los Angeles, CA
11/3 - Lafayette Cajundome @ Lafayette, LA*
11/4 - Bell County Expo @ Belton, TX*
11/7 - Rough Trade @ Brooklyn, NY
11/8 - Fairfield Theatre Company @ Fairfield, CT
11/10 - Shalin Liu Performance Center @ Rockport, MA
11/11 - The Egg Center for the Performing Arts @ Albany, NY
11/24 - Hartman Arena @ Park City, KS +
12/16 - Downstream Casino @ Quapaw, OK
1/5 - The MusicFest at Steamboat @ Steamboat, CO
1/13 - 30A Songwriters Festival – Santa Rosa Beach, FL
1/18 - Knucklehead's @ Kansas City, MO
1/19 - Old Rock House @ St. Louis, MO
1/20 - City Winery @ Chicago, IL
1/21 - City Winery @ Chicago, IL
1/23 - Kent State University at Tuscarawas @ New Philadelphia, OH
1/24 - Horseshoe Tavern @ Toronto, ON
1/25 - Auburn Public Theater @ Auburn, NY
2/4-2/11 - Cayamo Cruise @ New Orleans, LA
2/16 - Arizona Musicfest @ Scottsdale, AZ
2/17 - Buck Owens' Crystal Palace @ Bakersfield, CA
2/18 - The Tower Theatre @ Fresno, CA
2/19 - Bankhead Theater @ Livermore, CA
2/22 - The Chapel @ San Francisco, CA
2/23 - McNear's Mystic Theatre @ Petaluma, CA
2/24 - Center for the Arts @ Grass Valley, CA
2/27 - State Theatre @ Red Bluff, CA
2/28 - The Belfry @ Sisters, OR
3/1 - Tractor Tavern @ Seattle, WA
3/2 - Admiral Theatre @ Bremerton, WA
3/3 - Doug Fir Lounge @ Portland, OR
3/15 - Rams Head On Stage @ Annapolis, MD
3/17 - Paramount Theatre @ Rutland, VT
3/22 - Sellersville Theater @ Sellersville, PA
3/23 - The Birchmere @ Alexandria, VA
3/24 - Don Gibson Theatre @ Shelby, NC
3/29 - City Winery @ Atlanta, GA
3/31 - Diana Wortham Theatre @ Asheville, NC
4/19 - The Heights Theatre @ Houston, TX
4/20 - Gruene Hall @ New Braunfels, TX
4/22 - The Kessler Theater @ Dallas, TX

*denotes shows w. Alan Jackson +denotes show w. Willie Nelson