Nashville is known for iconic voices of country music. The second you hear a certain country song, you jump up and go, “That’s Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, etc”. Just one of Nashville’s many iconic voices is the beautiful and talented Lee Ann Womack. Womack is back with her brand new studio album since 2008’s Call Me Crazy, titled The Way I’m Livin’. The Way I’m Livin’ marks Womack’s long awaited return and number seven of her studio albums. Womack was newly signed to Sugar Hill Records in April 2014.
Womack is known for hits such as; I Hope You Dance, Something Worth Leaving Behind, Ashes By Now, Twenty Years and Two Husband’s Ago, Last Call, and countless others. Womack has lent her voice to numerous live and studio projects, and collaborated with some of the biggest names in country music. Womack’s voice can be heard on countless tunes alongside country royalty; George Straight, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, and Rodney Crowell just to name a few. Womack has been praised for her vocal abilities, traditional sound, endearing personality, and numerous positive traits that follow her musically and personally.
The Way I’m Livin’ promises to be an authentic album, true to Womack’s musical passion, style, and creativity. The title track and debut single has been making rounds on social media, and YouTube. Gaining positive reactions from fans, the anticipated release is set for the 23rd of September.
Womack’s vocals still shine strong. When you sit down and have a listen to the The Way I’m Livin’ from start to finish, you can’t help but fall in love with Womack’s passionate voice. A full range of strong, soft, low, and high notes you know this woman can sing. She also packs in a power punch of traditional country sounds. Womack uses classic instruments, well thought out arrangements, and that iconic voice to bring together what could be some of her best musical work yet.
One of my favorite cuts off the album is “Don’t Listen to the Wind.” It holds that classic country sound, the sound of a driving train. Womack astonishes me with her vocal abilities. I love the haunting sound that the track leaves as it fades out. “Don’t Listen to the Wind” is just one of many great songs on this highly anticipated release.
The official track listing for The Way I’m Livin’ includes; 1. Prelude: Fly, 2. All His Saints, 3. Chances Are, 4. The Way I’m Livin’, 5. Send It On Down, 6. Don’t Listen to the Wind, 7. Same Kind of Different, 8. Out on the Weekend, 9. Nightwind, 10. Sleeping with the Devil, 11. Not Forgotten You, 12. Tomorrow Night in Baltimore, and 13. When I Come Around. The album is available for pre-order now on Womack’s website. The title track is also available on her website for fans to check out and listen to. Check out The Way I’m Livin’ online today.