She may have spent a lot of time away from touring and recording to recharge her batteries but Lee Ann Womack’s return with the Grammy®-nominated The Way I’m Livin’ proved to be the album fans were hoping to hear from the neb-traditionalist vocalist after all her time away.
The record topped many best-of-2014 lists (including ours) and helped her wow the British press as part of the CMA’s C2C Festival and two sold-out dates in Nashville were snowed-out and turned into three on April 6,7, and 8. Now, on May 7 at Dallas’ Kessler Theater as soon as tickets went on sale, Lee Ann Womack has added a show on May 6 to meet demand and the star couldn’t be happier about it.
“I’ve been dying to take this new music out to the fans – and the people who love this music,” Womack says. “It’s been so long, and you want to do it right. Finding great listening rooms, finding places where it’s about the music just thrills me. That the response in Texas is so strong? That fires me up! I’m so glad that the Kessler folks were able to make the night before happen.”
The CMA Award-winning vocalist will be mixing her love for classic music into a special Record Store Day 3 track EP Trouble In Mind which was recorded with Richard Bennett. The EP will be out on April 18, 2015 and the Grammy-winner has a string of tour dates lined up outside of the Nashville and Dallas shows (view list of dates below).
The singer’s recent trek to Europe was well-received with The Guardian noting: “Womack, with her bleak, beautiful songs that circle around themes of alcoholism, religion and self-loathing, has positioned herself firmly on the traditionalist side of the divide.” The Times proclaimed: “Lee Ann Womack spun a set of pure gold from a succession of songs that summed up the human condition in a way that only a good country music narrative can... With her tumbling blond hair and a strong, aching soprano, Womack had something of Dolly Parton’s mixture of humour, sincerity and guile as she reminisced with a wry smile about a time that was Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago.”
“The fans have been terrific over here,” Womack says. “In Dublin (also at the C2C Festival), they sang back to us. As someone who wants their music to hold people’s lives, that’s the greatest gift you can have. And I can’t wait to come back to the States and play all this music for the people back home. Knowing they’re responding to these shows in the listening rooms, which is different, tells me we’re going in the right direction.”
The Way I’m Livin’ East Coast Tour
- April 6-7-8 City Winery Nashville, TN
- April 18 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
- April 19 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
- April 20 City Winery New York, NY
- April 21 Ram’s Head Onstage Annapolis, MD
- April 22 Barns of Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
- April 23 Merlefest Wilkesboro, NC
- May 3 Casino Rama Ramara, Canada
- May 6-7 The Kessler Dallas, TX
- May 13 City Winery Chicago, IL
- May 14 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
- June 25 Johnny D’s Somerville, MA
- June 26 Stone Mountain Arts Ctr Brownfield, ME
- June 27 Clayton Opera House Clayton, NY