Lee Ann Womack Brings Classic Country To The Crest Tonight
If you’re a fan of real country music, you can’t afford to miss a rare local appearance by Lee Ann Womack, whose upcoming concert will grace the stage of the Crest Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Known mainly for her inspirational megahit from 2000, a country-pop crossover entitled “I Hope You Dance,” Womack had a string of memorable songs on the country charts, including “The Fool,” “A Little Past Little Rock,” and “I May Hate Myself in the Morning.”
Womack is out on the road in support of her current album, “The Way I’m Livin’,” one of the finest recent ‘indie’ country releases and the singer’s best disc to date.
Her first album in 7 years, “The Way I’m Livin’,” earned two rounds of Grammy nominations – 2015 Country Album of the Year and 2016 Best Solo Country Vocal Performance and Country Song for “Chances Are” – as well as nods for the Americana Music Association Album and Artist of the Year.
The East Texan has sung for Presidents, the Concert for the Nobel Prize and Maya Angelou’s Celebration of Joy Rising. More importantly, the Grammy winner has built a career seeking songs that slice life wide open to let the pain, the emptiness, the rage and the desire pour out.
A Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, she’s also won the prestigious Album of the Year for “There’s More Where That Came From,” plus a pair of Single of the Years for “I May Hate Myself in the Morning” and “I Hope You Dance.”
The Wall Street Journal hailed Womack’s return, offering “She sounds like she’s making up for lost time,” while The New York Times proclaimed, “When Ms. Womack is allowed to luxuriate in her anguish, she’s transfixing,” and USA Today gave her a rare four star review.
Esquire, who named “The Way I’m Livin’” one of its Top 10 of 2015, deemed it “a late-night honky-tonk full of broken bottles and shattered dreams.”
A duet partner of choice for artists such as Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Dr. John, Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, George Strait, and Jim Lauderdale, Womack possesses a stunning soprano that rivals Dolly Parton’s for purity and suggests Emmylou Harris at her most haunted.
Visit www.crestsacramento.com or www.sblentertainment.com for ticket information.