Lee Ann Womack’s Album Set for September

She Signs to Sugar Hill Records

Lee Ann Womack will release a long-awaited new album on Sugar Hill Records in September. The first single from the album is expected this summer.

“When I was looking for the right home for this record, I knew I wanted a label where passion for music and artistic integrity drive the decision-making, the people who bring the music to the fans,” Womack says. “Beyond the incredible work Sugar Hill has done with Nickel Creek, Sarah Jarosz and Bryan Sutton, they have a broader way of looking at where music can go and why it matters — and for this very personal record, it seemed like the perfect fit.”

Womack partnered with her husband, producer-publisher Frank Liddell, to record the album. Liddell has produced albums for Miranda Lambert, David Nail and many more.

Womack’s previous album, Call Me Crazy, was released in 2008. After its release, she parted ways with her longtime label, MCA Nashville. Along with “I Hope You Dance,” her hits include “The Fool,” “A Little Past Little Rock” and “I May Hate Myself in the Morning.”

“I have always loved country music with my entire being, and I think the gift of a genre that’s built on real life is that there is always room for great songs and the truth,” she says. “When we started this record, Frank and I promised each other we would only cut songs that we absolutely loved for no reason other than we loved them very much. No other factors, and I think that freedom really inspired us.”

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.