Magnolia Record Club had the honor of featuring Lee Ann Womack’s The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone, as our October 2017 Record of the Month. The vinyl was printed on a gorgeous, exclusive smoke-grey vinyl. The vinyl sleeve, designed by Rob Carmichael, includes photography by Ebru Yildiz.
Lee Ann Womack is a Grammy-winning, Texan-born country music singer-songwriter and has released a total of nine studio albums and two compilations. She now resides in Nashville, TN. When speaking about her latest record, she said:
"I wanted to get out of Nashville, and tap the deep music and vibe of East Texas. I wanted to make sure this record had a lot of soul in it, because real country music has soul. I wanted to remind people of that."
- Lee Ann Womack
Here is what our curator and founder, Drew Holcomb, had to say about this record:
Note from Drew
I have never been a huge fan of popular country music. Like a lot of people, I like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, but before I moved to Nashville I didn’t listen to much country music. After living here for over a decade however, I have learned that there are a lot of people making great music and the diversity inside “country” music is vast. One of my favorite things that seems to happen, going all the way back to Willie Nelson, is when a popular artist loses their radio dominance, they start making the music they really want to make. Lee Ann Womack’s "The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone” is a perfect example of this.
We get to hear a lot of records early because of the record club, and I had no idea what to expect when I heard this record. Nate Dugger, our guitar player, had told me about this new music because he performs with Lee Ann sometimes. I was literally blown away by "The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone" from the first notes. One of the tightest, livest, most soulful performances I have ever heard. In my opinion, she is definitely making the most authentic music of her career. This album is also produced by her husband, the legendary Frank Liddell, and it is one of my favorite sounding records I have heard in a while. It sounds like a band playing great songs sung by a ridiculously good singer.
"The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone" will completely surprise you. Womack finds her torch-singing, soulful self on this genre-bending album. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.
8. Mama Lost Her Smile
10. Long Black Veil
11. Someone Else's Heartache
13. Talking Behind Your Back
14. Take the Devil Out of Me
1. All the Trouble
2. The Gone
3. He Called Me Baby
5. End of the End of the World
6. Bottom of the Barrel
7. Rainy Day Song