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Lee Ann Womack Brings “The Way I’m Livin’” To “The View”

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Lee Ann Womack has been racking up critical acclaim and Year End ‘Top 10s’ – including Esquire’s prestigious all-genre Ten Best of 2014 – on her way to a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. To celebrate, the Tyler, Texan will perform on “The View” on January 19.

“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!”

Womack has been some interesting places this year. In addition to the Emmylou Harris Concert, featuring Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, Trampled by Turtles, Iron & Wine and Conor Oberst, she performed at Maya Angelou’s Celebration of Joy Rising memorial, PBS’ “Rock My Soul” a salute to gospel quartets with the Fairfield Four, the McCrary Sisters, Amos Lee and Lucinda Williams, CMT’s “Crossroads” with John Legend, co-hosted the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 25th Annual Awards with Jerry Douglas and sang on Dr. Ralph Stanley’s upcoming project.

“The View” will air Monday, January 19, on ABC. Check listings for local airtime.

What Was Lee Ann Womack Doing When Her GRAMMY Nomination Was Announced?

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Lee Ann Womack’s initial reaction to being nominated for the best country album GRAMMY: “I….um….” Lee Ann wasn’t even awake when she was called for reaction as she slept in her tour bus.

She says she didn’t even remember the nominations were coming out.  Lee Ann says being nominated for her “The Way I’m Livin'” album makes her feel like “real music still matters.” Her competition includes “Riser” by Dierks Bentley, “The Outsiders” by Eric Church, Brandy Clark’s “12 Stories” and Miranda Lambert’s “Platinum.”

The GRAMMY’s will air February 8 in Los Angeles.

Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church & MORE Nab Multiple GRAMMY Noms

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Nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced yesterday by The Recording Academy®, and country music is all over the nominations list.

Best New Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
“Gentle On My Mind” — The Band Perry
“Somethin’ Bad” — Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
“Day Drinking” — Little Big Town
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” — Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
“Raise ‘Em Up” — Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Best Country Album:
Riser — Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders — Eric Church
12 Stories — Brandy Clark
Platinum — Miranda Lambert
The Way I’m Livin’ — Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
Keith Urban, “Cop Car”

Best Country Song
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Lee Ann Womack to Perform Anthem on Thanksgiving Day Football

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Lee Ann Womack will perform the National Anthem during the Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia Eagles game in Arlington, TX on Thanksgiving day with a very special guest. The legendary Paul Franklin will accompany on guitar.

“Paul brings so much heart to the songs he plays on,” says Womack. “When I was asked, I didn’t just want to go and sing, I wanted to really invest this performance of our national anthem with something that makes us all reconsider what the song is expressing. If you’ve ever heard Paul’s musicianship and the emotions he brings out, I think having him play opens up so many aspects of what Francis Scott Key was celebrating when he wrote that.”

Tune in Nov. 27th at 3:30pm ET on FOX-TV.

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