Lee Ann Womack Sings About Her Life
After a two-year hiatus, country singer Lee Ann Womack has returned with a new studio album, There's More Where That Came From, which revisits the traditional country sound that launched her career. A native of Jacksonville, Texas (pop. 13,868), Womack says she's been busy, even though she took a break from the spotlight. "I write several times a week," she reports. One writing session produced the autobiographical song Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago. "I was in my office talking to my assistant," Womack says. "She asked me a question and I said, ‘I can't remember. Lordy, that was 20 years ago and two husbands ago.' And I thought, ‘Bingo! There's the next song I'm writing.'" Womack welcomes the time she's able to spend with her children, Aubrey, 14, and Anna Lise, 6, and husband, Frank Liddell, a music executive, at their Nashville, Tenn., home. "I Hope You Dance came out of nowhere and blindsided me," she says of the 2000 hit. She'll launch a new tour later this year.