Lee Ann Womack
Thursday 6 September 7.00pm
RNCM Concert Hall
After spending several years as a professional songwriter, Lee Ann Womack became one of the breakout contemporary country stars of 1997 with her eponymous debut album and shortly after its release it reached the Top Ten on the country chart.
Anybody who has paid attention to Womack for the past decade or so could see she was headed in this direction. The Lonely, The Lonesome and the Gone — a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues — comes from Womack’s core. ‘I could never shake my centre of who I was,” says the East Texas native. ‘I’m drawn to rootsy music. It’s what moves me.’