The bidding war has ended for which label in Nashville would sign Lee Ann Womack. The “I Hope You Dance” singer has signed with Sugar Hill Records/Welk Music. Womack was on the music market when her contract with MCA Records expired, making her a free agent.
The Hollywood Reporter explained that the latest single from Womack would be hitting the airwaves this summer and her next full album release is scheduled for September.
For the singer-songwriter, this move was about finding the right place to make this record. “I knew I wanted a label where passion for music and artistic integrity drive the decision-making. Beyond the incredible work Sugar Hill has done with Nickel Creek, Sarah Jaroszand Bryan Sutton, they have a broader way of looking at where music can go and why it matters – and for this very personal record, it seemed like the perfect fit,” said Womack.
This latest album is being produced by Frank Liddell, who is known for working with the Pistol Annies, David Nail and he is the husband of Womack.
The Tennessean reported that the The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is about ready to show off its entire doubling in size and to celebrate some large names in country music will be performing; including Womack.