Womack announces new label, new CD
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
– Lee Ann Womack has signed a record deal with ATO Records and will release her label debut in late October, she announced today.
"The Lonely, The Lonesome and the Gone," an album of country, soul, gospel and blues, drops Oct. 27.
"I wanted to get out of Nashville and tap into what deep East Texas has to offer musically and vibe-wise," Womack said. "I wanted to make sure this record had a lot of soul in it because real country music has soul. I wanted to remind people of that."
Womack, who spent most of her career on MCA, was most recently on Sugar Hill where she released the well-received and Grammy nominated "The Way I'm Livin'" in 2014.
The track listing is:
1. All The Trouble
2. The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
3. He Called Me Baby
5. End Of The End Of The World
6. Bottom Of The Barrel
7. Shine On Rainy Day
8. Mama Lost Her Smile
10. Long Black Veil
11. Someone Else's Heartache
13. Talking Behind Your Back
14. Take The Devil Out Of Me
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