CMA award winner stars at Sam’s Town

Jun 11, 2001 12:54 AM

Winning best single, best song and top vocal event at the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards, left Lee Ann Womack something to really sing about! Womack’s award winning song “I Hope You Dance” has skyrocketed to the top of the country music charts, and now this country super star is headed to Las Vegas for one night only at Sam’s Town Live! on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Her recently released I Hope You Dance album has been hailed as a “career record” for Womack. Fans and critics say the inspirational hit song on the album seems to fit every occasion.

Growing up in Jacksonville, Texas, Womack has worked hard to make it in the country music industry. Her self-titled album debuted in the mid-1990’s garnering her a No. 1 single, “The Fool” and the number one video on CMT.

Womack’s second album in 1997, “Some Things I Know,” jumped to the top ten country albums and Womack was labeled as the Billboard’s Top New Artist. With songs like “Never Again Again,” “A Little Past Little Rock,” “I’ll Think of a Reason,” and “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t,” it’s no wonder that Womack’s crystal-clear voice has become a hot-seller.

Womack won the Favorite New Country Artist at the 1998 American Music Awards and won the 1998 Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Female Vocalist. Womack was a Grammy nominee in 1999 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “A Little Past Little Rock.” Currently, her latest smash hit “Why They Call It Falling” is leading the country charts.

Tickets for Lee Ann Womack are $35 and $50.