Lee Ann Womack’s return to the charts with her new album has been a successful one. The Way I’m Livin’, her first new album in six years, firmly showcases the talented vocalist as what she’s always been since her arrival in the late 1990s, one of the best country singers on the planet. That was backed up by multiple Ten Best of 2014 lists including our own list and Esquire’s all-genre list. To top all of that of, The native of Tyler, Texas was nominated for a Grammy for the very same album.
Now, she’s going to perform on iconic AM chat show The View on January 19, 2015.
“It’s gonna be a little weird singing about ‘lyin’ and a sinnin’ and I just can’t change...’ at that hour,” says the Grammy award winner. “But I think all smart women know that life gets rough and can spin out of control before you know...And it does kind of turn me on to take that real aggressive acoustic music to morning television.”
Womack also wowed folks with her kind of country this past weekend. As a last minute addition to “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris” at Washington’s DAR Constitution Hall, she not only scorched Paul Kennerley’s surging “Born To Run” from Rose of Cimarron, but dueted with Steve Earle on Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho & Lefty” from Luxury Liner.
“There have been some really interesting things,” Womack said. “Looking at a band with Sam Bush, Don Was, Sara Watkins and Buddy Miller, seeing Emmylou or Vince Gill watching, then looking over at Steve Earle who I’m dueting with? That’s what every artist who loves songs, players and artists dreams of.
“And to get to sing a song as straight-up as ‘The Way I’m Livin’’ on ‘The View’? Well, those are some brave women! That makes’em my kind of people!”