Lee Ann Womack Releasing New Album Later This Year

04/11/2014
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(Radio.com) Lee Ann Womack has signed a new record deal with Sugar Hill Records/Welk Music to release her next album, which is slated for a September release.

"If there's one thing about this record that really stands out, it's that all the songs come from writers who are artists," Womack said. "Every song was written for the writer to sing, and as someone who loves and listens to music, it's a very different reality to cut songs that were written with intention from an artist's perspective, to try and invest in what they've lived so eloquently."

The GRAMMY-winning country singer is working with her husband, producer Frank Liddell, on her forthcoming album, which is the "I Hope You Dance" singer's first in several years.

"Lee Ann and I always thought one day we'd work together," explained Liddell. "My wife is one of the greatest country singers ever, but she's also a vocalist who bring things out of songs you never realized was there. It's unusual for the musicians to not just want, but to shape their performances to the vocalist during tracking, but for this project… That's just what some of the best players in the world did. To have a singer who can get on the floor with the players and function as an equal with the musicians, it was an amazing thing to see. Watching what happened during these sessions was one of those moments when you realize what music really can contain."

Womack added: "I have always loved country music with my entire being. I think the gift of a genre that's built on real life is that there is always room for great songs, and the truth. When we started this record, Frank and I promised each other we would only cut songs that we absolutely loved for no reason other than we loved them very much. No other factors, and I think that freedom really inspired us." more on this story

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