Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

When Lee Ann Womack walked onstage to accept the 2005 Country Music Association Album of the Year Award for There's More Where That Came From, she wasn’t striking a blow for modern country music. She'd already won Single of the Year for "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" and Vocal Event of the Year for "Good News, Bad News," her duet with George Strait – and that night spoke pretty loudly about the things that the petite Texan with the pure voice valued: great songs, real life and classic country music.

"You don’t ever make records to win... more