Lee Ann Womack
Born and raised in Texas, Lee Ann Womack grew up with country music. While in the music business program at Belmont University in Nashville, Womack married songwriter Jason Sellers. After Lee Ann had her first child in 1991, she stayed home and concentrated on her songwriting. She signed with Tree Hill publishing in 1995 and to Decca as a recording artist a year later. Womack's first single only got a lukewarm response, but subsequent singles rose to No. 2 in the charts. While her career got on track, her marriage derailed, ending in 1996. In 1999, Womack gave birth to her second daughter and married producer Frank Liddel. The following year, Womack released her third album, I Hope You Dance, her biggest hit. The title track spent five weeks atop the country charts, crossing over to the pop and adult contemporary charts. Trying to recapture the crossover momentum,Womack released the glossy Something Worth Leaving Behind in 2002. It took three years to produce There's More Where That Came From, a return to her traditional roots. The album won CMA's Album of the Year, and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" won single of the year. In 2008, Womack released album seven, Call Me Crazy.