Sugar Hill Records signs Lee Ann Womack

By Chelsea Lewis ,

The bidding war has ended for which label would sign Lee Ann Womack in Nashville. 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 will 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," Womack said. "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."

Womack's husband, Frank Liddell, produced her latest album. He is known for working with the Pistol Annies and David Nail.

Womack will be performing at a free concert April 15 held by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Tennessee in honor of its expansion, according to The Tennessean.

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