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Womack picks up another nomination

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – Lee Ann Womack picked up her 11th nomination with the Academy of Country Music Tuesday for Top Female Vocalist.

"I got up on the good side of the bed even before I got out of bed," she said. "You know, I just keep making my kind of country, finding the best songs I can and singing them with every bit of feeling I can draw on... To know that people recognize that? You can't make records or sing with that as the end result, but it sure is nice to know that my peers respect this music I've been making, and they see the value in what I do."

Womack is opening dates on the George Strait/Reba McEntire tour. "I've been lucky in the people who've heard my music, and the way they feel about," Womack said. "When I was growing up in Texas, my father was a DJ. He always said there were songs for right now, and there were songs that stood the test of time. He always encouraged me to know the difference and to strive to find songs that people would - hopefully - be listening to twenty years from now. He taught me that's the thing that really matters in the end, not the trends but songs that touch you now and touch you if you hear it twenty years and two husbands later."

"Out there with George and Reba, you can see how much those people live those songs... how this music is their life," Womack said. "They don't have a place to say these things, but when someone says it in a song, you're saying it for them... and that gives them a reason to cheer, to feel like someone knows how they feel, maybe even talk about it with someone else. To me, that's what being nominated for Female Vocalist is really all about."

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The title track of Lee Ann Womack's first CD since 2005's traditional masterpiece "There's More Where That Came From" should have been the name of that CD because "There's More" was a real risk taker. Womack did wonders with the material there. While not quite the same left field beauty, Womack puts out another excellent batch of music three years later. The songs work best when Womack opts for the traditional approach. Womack is on the top of her game on »»»
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