Lee Ann Womack returned home to East Texas, to the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, to record her new album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ (out October 27th). The choice to record there was an important one…
For over 75 years, the seminal recording studio has played host to many artists who have had a formative influence on Lee Ann, including George Jones, Willie Nelson and Lightnin’ Hopkins, among many others. While she was there, Lee Ann recorded a haunting version of Jones’ “Take the Devil Out of Me” standing on the same gold star linoleum floor where he cut the 1959 original…that song appears on the new album.
‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ digs into Lee Ann’s Texas roots, mixing the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art. Listen to the lead single ’All The Trouble’, which has earned praise from the New York Times, and which NPR Music called wrenching and one of the most immediate and deeply felt vocal performances of Lee Ann’s career.
Produced by Womack’s husband and fellow Texan Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’), and featuring songs mostly co-written by Womack, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ is her most personal album to date, marking the culmination of a journey that began with her 2005 CMA Album of the Year ‘There’s More Where That Came From’ toward an authentic American music that celebrates her roots and adds to the canon.
‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ features fourteen new songs, recorded with Womack’s core band of top shelf musicians including bassist Glenn Worf, songwriters and guitarists Wright, Payne and Ethan Ballinger, and drummer Jerry Roe.