Lee Ann Womack releases a brand video for her single "All The Trouble." The broodingly raw track from her most recent LP now has a clip to match its emotional intensity.
The bluesy song from Womack's latest album The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone is laid strikingly bare as the singer sits alone in a house with no furniture aside from a single chair and a nearby table with a flickering lamp on top of it. The L.A. skyline looms in the distance.
The mysterious clip, which was directed by Claire Marie Vogel and filmed in L.A., finds Womack wandering around, lamenting her troubles in stylishly shadowy rooms. She dials a rotary phone and then finally ventures outside to address the unseen driver of a pickup truck. All the while, her striking vocals stand out.
Womack returned to her home state of Texas and the legendary Sugarhill studios to record The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone.
"I wanted to make music that I loved, music that has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. You have everything from George Jones to Janis Joplin. All of that is in the soil there," she said of the experience.
"That's so much about what I do, and what I wanted to do from the very beginning, and what I have in me. So much of that is in Houston, and of course, [George] Jones and [Mark] Chesnutt and everybody being from the Beaumont area and all that coming over from the delta, the blues. There's so much of that in that part of the country, and that's what I wanted to capture," she added.
Womack released her self-titled debut over 20 years ago. The record catapulted her towards country music stardom. Four of its singles broke the Billboard Hot 100, while the album itself charted at no. 9 on the Top Country Albums chart. She won a Grammy Award in 2001 for her hit single "I Hope You Dance."
Next week, Womack will perform alongside John Prine, Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, and loads more on the 11th annual Cayamo Cruise from New Orleans, Mexico, and to Belize.
She's on tour throughout the coming months, including an August show with fellow country superstar Alan Jackson. Womack will be hitting the Arizona MusicFest in Scottsdale on Feb. 16 followed by dates scattered all over the country from California to Tennessee. She's also squeezing in a hometown show in Houston on April 19.