Lee Ann Womack Tours with Toby Keith
Lee Ann Womack released her latest record, There's More Where That Came, after a three-year absence. Womack was worried her fans had forgotten all about her. Womack's latest album, with its stripped-down sound and retro feel, has satisfied fans and critics alike. Now she's on tour this summer with Toby Keith. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Lee Ann Womack: AP: What are your little tricks to get ready for your show? Womack: I usually try to sit down for just a minute and think about, how am I gonna give them what they need and at the same time do what makes me happy? So I just sit down and try to think about it every time before I go out. AP: How do you balance fan favorites and doing your new material? Womack: That's always an issue, you're right. So you do shorter versions of the hits, or you take out a long guitar solo or things like that to make time for the hits and new music as well. But I don't think any of us ever get to do as much new music as we would like to. AP: What's your diva request backstage? Womack: I'm the most low-maintenance person on the road. I ask for bottled water and that's about it. We actually kind of made a joke about it. It's gone in exactly the opposite direction. I don't think there's anybody who asks for as little as we do. A little beer for the band, a little water for me and we're good to go. AP: What do you do to wind down after a performance? Womack: We'll sit either in the dressing room and maybe back in the bus for a little bit and start to wind down. I usually have a few autographs and things that I have to do. But my favorite thing is getting in my shower, I have a shower in the back of my bus. The rest of the interview is located here.