|BIRTH DATE: Aug. 19, 1966
BIRTHPLACE: Jacksonville, Texas
HEIGHT: 5 feet 1 inch
CHILDHOOD NICKNAME: Lu
PETS: include dogs, cats, ducks and a raccoon named Sergeant Fred
FAMILY: dad Aubrey, a part-time DJ at KEBE in Jacksonville, Texas; mom Ann, school
teacher and older sister Judy Cook
HUSBAND: Lee Ann married Frank Liddell, a former record exec, in November of 1999. She
was also married to singer Jason Sellers in 1991 and had daughter Aubrie, but the two divorced
CHILDREN: daughters Aubrie, 9, and Anna Lise, 21 months
HIGH SCHOOL: Jacksonville High School
EXTRA CIRICULAR ACTIVITES: cheerleading, singing in school choir and tennis team
|YEARLY GOALS: "You know how all kids are going to grow up and be something
unattainable? They want to be a ballerina or an actress. Well, I was going to come to Nashville
and be a country star, I never grew out of it. I was just kind of blue about the fact that we lived in
such a small town and were so far from the music business."
COLLEGE: Attended South Plains College in Levelland, Texas and Belmont University in
Nashville majoring in Music Business
ON COLLEGE: "I can't honestly say that I learned that much in the classroom. I wasn't paying
attention. I just wanted to be down the street making music."
FAVORITE MOVIE: Gone With The Wind
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Andy Griffith"
FAVORITE FOOD: mom's biscuits
LEAST FAVORITE FOOD: her own biscuits
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS GIFT: stereo
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: reading and cooking
FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER: Foghorn Leghorn
FAVORITE COLOR: blue
FIRST CONCERT ATTENDED: In junior high Lee Ann's dad took her to the Lufkin Civic
Center to see Conway Twitty.
|FAVORITE ALBUMS: Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan's Together Again, Ray Price's Greatest
Hits and Mark Chesnutt's Longnecks And Short Stories
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Dolly Parton, Ray Price, Bob Wills, Ricky Skaggs, Reba McEntire,
Sharon White, Vince Gill, Tony Brown, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and also Tony Bennett,
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
MOVED TO NASHVILLE: In 1984, when she was 18, Lee Ann packed up her Ford Stepside
pick-up and headed for Music City.
EARLY JOB IN NASHVILLE: intern at MCA Records
LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: Lee Ann was named Miss Nashville in 1988
ON HER CAREER: "I refuse to put my career before the really important things. I think if you
live your life, build something that matters to you, it infuses you music with experience. There's
no substitute for that. So I believe in the end, I'll end up further ahead."
ON MUSIC: "A singer's job is to interpret the lyric -- and that's more than just getting the
melody and pitch. You want to be able to sing a song and have people watch and feel like there's
dimension to whatever you're singing about."
ACHIEVEMENTS: 1997 ACM for Top New Female and AMA for Favorite New Country
ALBUMS: Lee Ann Womack, 1997 (platinum); Some Things I Know, 1998 (gold); I Hope You
Dance, 2000 (gold)
BILLBOARD TOP 10 SINGLES: "The Fool" (No. 2, 1997), "You've Got To Talk To Me"
|The above was used from sources "country music live", CMT, and Country Weekly Magazine|
|2001 The Womack Way|