Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist whom may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You Dance.
Her 1997 self-titled debut album brought her onto the country music scene as a herald of a more traditional country music sound, in a genre that had begun to sound more pop-oriented with the likes of LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill and Shania Twain topping the charts. The hits from that first album were "Never Again, Again", "The Fool" and "You've Got To Talk To Me."
Her second album, 1998's Some Things I Know brought us "A Little Past Little Rock", "(Now You See Me) Now You Don't", and "I'll Think Of A Reason Later", while her third and possibly most successful album to date, 2000's I Hope You Dance featured, along with the award-winning aforementioned title cut (to which Sons of the Desert supplied the backing vocals) also featured the hits "Why They Call It Falling" and "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" as well as covers of the 1980 Rodney Crowell hit "Ashes By Now", and the Don Williams' 1970s classic, "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good."
Womack's fourth album, Something Worth Leaving Behind, released in 2002, was seen by many as an attempt by her to cross-over to the very pop-sound that she was the antithesis of five years earlier. The title cut was the only track on the album to reach the Top 40.
Her most recent album, 2005's There's More Where That Came From features "I May Hate Myself In The Morning," the album's first single, which is viewed by many as a return to the traditional sound that brought her success in her earlier career. Later in 2005, Womack won three awards at the CMT Country Music Awards, as follows: Single of the Year for "I May Hate Myself In The Morning," Album of the Year for There's More Where That Came From, and finally Musical Event of the Year, for her duet, "Good News, Bad News," with George Strait.
Womack also appeared in the video and supplied back-up vocals for Cross Canadian Ragweed's "Sick and Tired."
Womack has two daughters; Aubrie (with ex-husband Jason Sellers) and Anna Lise (with current husband Frank Liddell). Both daughters appeared in the video for "I Hope You Dance."