Lee Ann Womack is an American country music singer and songwriter. She has won 6 CMA Awards from 17 nominations, 5 ACM Awards from 16 nominations, and 1 Grammy Awards from 14 nominations. She has also won the Golden Note Award at the 2018 ASCAP Awards. Her single, “I Hope You Dance” was a major hit, reaching no 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100. She has released nine studio albums and two compilations including “Some Things I Know”, “Something Worth Leaving Behind”, “The Season for Romance”, “There’s More Where That Came From” and “Call Me Crazy”.
Furthermore, she is also active on social media platforms. She has 120k followers on Instagram @leeannwomack, more than 215k followers on Twitter @leeannwomack, and around 600k followers on her Facebook page. She also runs a self-titled YouTube channel with around 149k subscribers.
What is Lee Ann Womack famous for?
- Her single, “I Hope You Dance”.
- Winning 6 CMA Awards, 5 ACM Awards, and a Grammy Award.
Where is Lee Ann Womack from?
Lee Ann Womack was born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas, the United States. Her birth date is August 19, 1966. She was born to her father, Aubrey Womack who was a full-time high school principal and a part-time disc jockey. Her mother, Ann Womack was a school teacher. She was the second child of two daughters of her parents. She has an older sister named Judy Womack. She holds American citizenship and she belongs to the Scottish-American ethnicity. Her race is White. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She believes in Christianity.
Focusing on her education, she graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1984. She then attended South Plains Junior College in Levelland, Texas. But she switched to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she studied the commercial aspect of the music business. She studied at the college until 1990, leaving the school a year before graduation. She also interned at the A&R department of MCA Records when she was in college.
Lee Ann Womack’s Career Highlights
- Lee Ann Womack was interested in country music at an early age. She has also studied piano as a child and her father often took her to work with him to help choose records to play on the air.
- In 1995, Womack began performing her music in songwriting demos and at showcase concerts. While performing those showcase concerts, she was spotted by Tree publishing, who signed her after listening to one of her original demo recordings.
- She wrote songs with some popular Nashville songwriters, including Bill Anderson and Ricky Skaggs, who recorded her composition, I Don’t Remember Forgetting, for one of his albums.
- Later on, she auditioned for MCA chairman, Bruce Hinton, who praised her talents, and shortly afterward, she accepted a contract from MCA’s sister record company, Decca Nashville in 1996.
- Eventually, Womack released her self-titled debut album in May 1997 which was produced by Mark Wright. Its single ‘The Fool’ reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Country chart that year. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on January 16, 1988, and platinum on September 24, 1999.
- In 1998, she released her second studio album, “Some Things I Know”, which was also produced by Mark Wright. The album’s singles, “A Little Past Little Rock” and “I’ll Think of a Reason Later” both went to no 2 on the Billboard Country Chart and the album was certified Gold by the RIAA soon after.
- The same year, she collaborated with her ex-husband and musician Jason Sellers for the songs “If You’re Ever Down in Dallas” and “The man Who Made Mama Cry”.
- On May 23, 2000, she released her third studio album titled “I Hope You Dance”. Its title track reached no 1 on the Billboard Country chart for five weeks and crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, becoming a major crossover pop hit reaching no 14.
- On December 11, 2000, she performed “I Hope You Dance” at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert.
- Her fourth studio album, “Something Worth Leaving Behind” was released in 2002. It peaked on the billboard 200 at no 16 and the Top Country Albums at no 2. However, it did not react well, leading to poor record sales and only one major hit.
- The same year, she released her fifth studio album and first Christmas album, “The Season for Romance” on October 29, 2002.
- She also collaborated with Willie Belson on his single, “Mendocino County Line” which won a Grammy and Country music award in 2002.
- In early 2003, she appeared in a small recurring role on the popular CBS drama, “The District”. She also sang the theme song for the 2003 series, “The Berenstain Bears”.
- In 2004, she performed, “I Hope You Dance” at the Republican National Convention, in which George W. Bush was nominated for his second term as President of the United States.
- The same year, she also collaborated with Canadian Ragweed on their hit, “Sick and Tired”.
- Womack also released her first “Greatest Hits album”, which included two new songs, “The Wrong Girl” and “Time for Me to Go in that year”.
- Her fifth studio album entitled “There’s More Where That Came From” released on February 8, 2005. Its lead single, “I May Hate Myself in the Morning” was a top 10 hit in 2005 and also won Single of the Year by the CMA awards later that year.
- In 2006, she announced plans of a sixth studio album off of Mercury Nashville Records. The single, “Finding My Way Back Home”, was debuted at no 46 on the Billboard Country Chart.
- She released her seventh studio album, “Call Me Crazy” on October 21, 2008. Its lead single, “Last Call” reached the top 20 on Billboard Country Chart in December.
- On November 2, 2009, Womack released a song called “There Is a God” which debuted at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of November 14, 2009, eventually peaking at No. 32 in early 2010.
- In August 2012, Womack ended her contract with MCA Nashville.
- She then signed with Sugar Hill Records in April 2014 and her first album for the label, “The Way I’m Livin” was released on September 23, 2014. It was praised by critics.
- On September 26, 2014, she collaborated with American R&B singer John Legend for an episode of CMT Crossroads.
- Her ninth studio album, “The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone” released on October 27, 2017. It was released through ATO Records.
Lee Ann Womack’s Awards
- Lee Ann Womack has won 6 CMA Awards from 17 nominations, 5 ACM Awards from 16 nominations, and 1 Grammy Awards from 14 nominations as of 2021.
- She has also won a British Country Music Awards under the category of Best International Country Album of the Year for Some Things I Know in 1998.
- The same year, she won an American Music Awards as a Favorite Country New Artist.
- In 2001, she won a Billboard Music Awards under the category of Adult Contemporary Song of the Year for I Hope You Dance.
- She won the Golden Note Award at the 2018 ASCAP Awards.
Lee Ann Womack’s Husband
Lee Ann Womack is a married woman. She has been married to American record producer, Frank Liddell since November 6, 1999. The couple has a daughter, Anna Lise Liddell. Previously, she was married to singer-songwriter Jason Sellers from 1990 to 1996. From the marriage, she has a daughter named Aubrie lee Sellers who is also a Country music singer and songwriter.
Lee Ann Womack’s Height and Weight
The beautiful country singer, Lee Ann Womack stands at 1.55m (5 feet and 1 inch) and her body weighs around 53kg (117 lbs.). Her body measurements are 35-25-37 inches. She wears a bra size of 40C. Her dress and shoe sizes are 6(US) and 8(US) respectively. She has a fair complexion with a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Lee Ann Womack’s Net Worth
As of 2021, Lee Ann Womack has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Her main source of wealth comes from her singing career. However, her exact salary and other earning are not disclosed yet.