SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the SC Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.

Photo: Courtesy
Lee Ann Womack. Photo: Courtesy

By Steve Breazeale

Country music star Lee Ann Womack spent seven years making her newest album, “The Way I’m Livin’.” The record, which has garnered critical acclaim and earned her 2016 Grammy Award nominations for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, has been worth the wait for Womack.

Working alongside her husband, Frank, and several talented musicians, Womack has put together a new album that features original work and country covers of seminal favorites.

Womack is in the midst of her 2016 tour and will perform at The Coach House Concert Hall in San Juan Capistrano on Feb. 19. Tickets are $30 and the doors open at 6 p.m.

Womack’s vocals, whether accompanied by a lone guitar or full-piece band, drive the emotion of the tracks on “The Way I’m Livin’,” which cover a wide variety of themes (love, loss) and musical genres (outlaw country, bluegrass). Womack has performed songs that delve into those themes before, but this record seems to present them in a different light.

“I love songs about real, real life,” Womack said. “Roger Miller’s ‘Tomorrow Night in Baltimore,’ that’s about a man obsessed with a stripper … ‘Chances Are’ is (about) the world’s most honest, but hopeful, barfly …Life is all those things. Maybe we just made it a little grittier than people are used to.”

Womack will perform songs off “The Way I’m Livin’” as well as tracks from her nearly 20-year career.

The Coach House is located at 33157 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano. For tickets and more information, call 949.496.8930 or visit www.thecoachhouse.com.

BECOME AN INSIDER TODAY
Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Staff

comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>