One of NPR’s (& Our) Favorite Albums Of The Year…Explained

Last weekend, Lee Ann Womack spoke with NPR Weekend Edition about her new album, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ and what it meant going home to East Texas to record her “ode to the heartbroken, the resolute and the underdog” (NPR).

Listen to the full interview HERE

On Tuesday, NPR Morning Edition included ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ in their contributor’s roundup of the best albums of 2017. Jewly Hight says that the record gets to the “emotional core of country music…melancholy.” “It felt right to be listening to a country album that makes room for devastation of so many different kinds,” she elaborates.

Listen to her review HERE

‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ has also been named one of the best abums of 2017 by Rolling Stone Country, Billboard, and Stereogum, who named it the #1 country album of the year.

Produced by her husband Frank Liddell (2017 ACM Album of the Year winning producer for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’) and largely recorded at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ features more Lee Ann Womack co-writes than all her previous albums combined, making it her most personal collection to date. The album mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art.

Lee Ann Womack Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jan. 5 – The MusicFest at Steamboat – Steamboat, CO
Jan. 13 – 2018 30A Songwriters Festival – Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Jan. 18 – Knucklehead’s – Kansas City, MO
Jan. 19 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
Jan. 20 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
Jan. 21 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
Jan. 23 – Kent State University at Tuscarawas – New Philadelphia, OH
Jan. 24 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
Jan. 25 – Auburn Public Theater – Auburn, NY
Feb. 4-11 – Cayamo Cruise – New Orleans, LA
Feb. 16 – Arizona Musicfest – Scottsdale, AZ
Feb. 17 – Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Bakersfield, CA
Feb. 18 – The Tower Theatre – Fresno, CA
Feb. 19 – Bankhead Theater – Livermore, CA
Feb. 22 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Feb. 23 – McNear’s Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
Feb. 24 – Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA
Feb. 27 – State Theatre – Red Bluff, CA
Feb. 28 – The Belfry – Sisters, OR
Mar. 1 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Mar. 2 – Admiral Theatre – Bremerton, WA
Mar. 3 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Mar. 15 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
Mar. 17 – Paramount Theatre – Rutland, VT
Mar. 22 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
Mar. 23 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Mar. 24 – Don Gibson Theatre – Shelby, NC
Mar. 29 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 31 – Diana Wortham Theatre – Asheville, NC
Apr. 19 – The Heights Theatre – Houston, TX
Apr. 20 – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels, TX
Apr. 22 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX

For a complete list of tour dates and more information on Lee Ann Womack, visit her Website and to keep up with the way she’s been livin’, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


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