“You’re trying to catch a moment of someone’s life, and in my case, make the best kind of country music you can, because country music – to me – is real life.” –Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

Best known for her single “I Hope You Dance,” which hit #1 six weeks in a row in 2000, Lee Ann Womack grew up in Texas at the heart of the country music scene. She has released six studio albums and is currently working on her seventh. “I don’t put albums out as fast as some people, but being in the studio is probably the favorite thing about my job,” she said last year.

After her pop crossover hit, Womack returned to her country roots. Her masterpiece album There’s More Where That Came From grounds her as a traditional country artist and pays tribute to childhood inspiration Dolly Parton. The success of this album lies not in any one song, but in how they fit together. Each song is part of a story about drinking, cheating, loneliness, and finding hope through it all.

A Local Connection
Womack also has personal ties to Steamboat Springs. Mark Sanders, who wrote “I Hope You Dance” along with Tia Sillers, is a Steamboat Springs part-time resident. The songwriter has performed an acoustic version of the hit single for the local community and said in an interview with the Steamboat Today, “It’s like an education, hearing the song from the songwriter. You understand so much more about where it came from.”

Grammy Awards
Best Country Song – “I Hope You Dance”
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – “Mendocino County Line”

Country Music Association Awards
Single and Song of the Year – “I Hope You Dance”
Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Event of the Year – “Mendocino County Line”
Album of the Year – There’s More Where That Came From
Best Musical Event – “Good News, Bad News”

Live Music in Steamboat – Lee Ann Womack
As part of her 2012 summer tour, Lee Ann Womack will perform at the Strings Music Pavilion on Friday, July 20 at 8:00pm. Tickets on sale now! Order tickets online or by calling the Box Office (970) 879-5056 x 105.

Posted on February 29, 2012
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