19 August 1966, Jacksonville, Texas, USA. A contemporary country artist fired by traditional songwriting virtues, Lee Ann Womack earned widespread praise in the late 90s for her fidelity to country music of a bygone era. Her materials resemblance to early works by Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton was remarked upon by many, and acknowledged in print by the artist herself. Her interest in music came from a disc jockey father, who would regularly take his daughter to bookings After graduation she attended college in Levelland, Texas, one of the first schools to offer degrees in country and bluegrass music. She joined the college band, Country Caravan, and travelled alongside the group until she undertook a music business course at Belmont University in Nashville. She subsequently became an intern at MCA Records A&R department, eventually joining Tree Publishing after a showcase in 1995. There she co-wrote material for Ed Hill, Bill Anderson and Sam...
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