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Lee Ann Womack Biography

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Birth Name: Lee Ann Womack
Born: 1966/08/19
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Texas, US
Years Active: 1992 - present
Genres: Country

Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas, United States) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who is best-known for her old fashioned-styled country music songs that often discuss subjects such as cheating and lost love. After spending several years as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, Womack was signed to Decca Nashville Records and released her self-titled debut album in 1997. Two singles released from the album, “The Fool” and “You've Got to Talk to Me” both reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart. The album went platinum and Womack became one of the most popular new female contemporary country artists.

In 1998 she released her second album, “Some Things I Know,” and it rose to the #20 position on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album's first two singles, “A Little Past Little Rock” and “I'll Think of a Reason Later,” both peaked at #2 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Additionally, “(Now You See Me) Now You Don't” reached the Top 20 on the chart. Later the album was certified gold.

In 2000, Womack released the single entitled “I Hope You Dance,” which became her biggest hit and signature song, spending five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart, and then ultimately crossing over into the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, peaking at #14 and #1 respectively. “I Hope You Dance” also provided Lee Ann with her only U.K. chart entry to date, reaching number #40 on the U.K. Singles chart in June 2000. An album of the same name was also released and sold three million copies in the United States, certifying 3× multi-platinum.

Her next album released in 2002, “Something Worth Leaving Behind,” was aimed at the pop market and was not as successful as her previous records. Womack eventually returned with her fifth studio effort in early 2005 titled, “There's More Where That Came From,” which won the Country Music Association's “Album of the Year” award.

After a three-year hiatus, Womack signed with MCA Nashville Records, and released the single, “Last Call” to radio in June 2008, followed by her sixth studio album, “Call Me Crazy” that October.

In October 2009, Womack released “There Is a God,” as the lead-off single to her seventh studio album which has yet to be given a release date. The song debuted at #60 on the Billboard Country Songs chart, eventually peaking at #32 in early 2010. Womack has revealed a few of the tracks that she has recorded for the album including, “Talking Behind Your Back” as well as “You Do Until You Don't.”

During the course of her career, seven of Womack's singles have reached the Top 10, four more reached the Top 20, and two reached #1 on the Country Songs chart. In the United States, she has sold a total of nearly seven million records.