Yesterday we heard the brand new song from Lee Ann Womack. It’s wonderful to have Lee Ann back in the mix with new country music. It’s also a good time to look back on her career and it’s been an amazing career.
Lee Ann’s first album came out in 1997. That was right toward the end of the new traditional country movement in country music. For a lot of the ’90s we were blessed with great music that had all kinds of influence from George Jones and George Strait. Lee Ann fit right in.
Then toward the end of the decade and into the ’00s, country took one of its swings toward the pop world. That always happens in country and that’s just fine. What was great was that a few artists were able to make the transition while still putting out great music.
Artists like Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack thrived during the early ’00s. They were able to bring just a few pop influences to please radio, but make no mistake, they were country all the way to the core.
Just before all that changed, though, we got some really great tradition songs from Lee Ann including the debut from her sophomore record in 1998. That song was A Little Past Little Rock. It’s classic country. It’s a song about difficult situations in life. The melody was great. You can’t help, but sing along with the chorus and you’re thinking about what the story is all about the entire time.
I still turn this one up each time I hear it on the radio. Great song. I hope you like this throwback.
A Little Past Little Rock – Lee Ann Womack