A common theme in country music this past year has been "let the girls play," and thanks to the #SaladGate controversy, one thing has become clear: Country music fans want to hear the genre's female artists. These five country ladies nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards are just a few of the genre's beloved voices.
Erin Enderlin and Shane McAnally are the tunesmiths behind Lee Ann Womack's 2008 single "Last Call." The song was released as the first single from the singer's 2008 Call Me Crazy album and became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, eventually peaking at No. 14 in February of 2009. Below, Enderlin and McAnally tell The Boot how the song came to be.
Maddie & Tae celebrated the upcoming release of their debut album, Start Here, on Tuesday night (Aug. 18). They performed several of the new record's tracks, but the big surprise of the evening was a duet with Lee Ann Womack.
Fifteen years ago today (July 8, 2000) was one of the biggest days of Lee Ann Womack's career. That was the day that her single "I Hope You Dance" landed at the top of the Billboard country charts, where it stayed for an astonishing six weeks.
Lee Ann Womack has spent her entire music career trying to stay true to herself, even if that means going against the grain. Her advice to younger musicians hoping to make it in Nashville is simple: Trust yourself, and you won't regret it.
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