Lee Ann Womack
'From' Me To You
After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due this week from MCA Nashville) showcases the Texas-born singer serving up a collection of tunes reminiscent of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette.
In fact, those icons helped shape Womack's vision for the new record. "In my office I have these framed album covers [of] Loretta, Tammy, Dolly, Connie Smith [and] Jessi Colter all hanging on my wall," she says. The artist began working on the new album when her husband, producer Frank Liddell, gave her a song that spurred her creative juices.
"Frank brought home 'I May Hate Myself in the Morning.' It was almost like the song said, 'Just go with me, this is the direction we need to go,'" she says of tune, which became the album's first single and is No. 15 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart this week. "With every record I usually will find one song as the anchor and build the record around it. That was the song for this record that I started with, and I [looked] for material that fit with that."
Byron Gallimore produced all but one track on "There's More Where That Came From," which features the kind of traditional country Womack grew up listening to in Texas. She even includes a bonus track, "Just Someone I Used To Know," that was previously cut by Parton and Porter Wagoner and by George Jones.