Fawning fans and industry plaudits are not unfamiliar to country singer Lee Ann Womack. The diminutive Texan with the powerhouse vocals has earned six CMA awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year in 2001, and 2005 Album of the Year for “There’s More Where That Came From.” Last year, Womack fulfilled the promise of more great country music with the release of her sixth album, “The Way I’m Livin’,” a brilliant collection of straightforward country and gospel gems. The album has earned Womack a nomination for top female vocalist at this year’s CMA awards, which will be held Nov. 4th.
The talented singer will perform next Thursday in Durham’s Carolina Theatre. Ticket information is available at carolinatheatre.org.
- Saturday brings an evening of bluegrass and soulful acoustic music with Hank Smith and Lindsey Tims joining Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins at Cary Theatre. Also Saturday, David Allan Coe, country’s “Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy,” brings his honky-tonk songs to Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh.
- Roots musician Pokey LaFarge will play Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Tuesday.