Call Me Crazy Bottom Line:Lee Ann Womack returns with her first new album in 3 years on MCA Nashville entitled Call Me Crazy. The album is produced by Tony Brown and includes the new single "Last Call." This album finds Lee Ann returning to the more traditional country sound that made her famous in the late 1990s.
About Lee Ann Womack:Back in 1997, Lee Ann Womack released her self titled debut album. It got the attention of country fans because of her pure vocals and traditional country sound. The debut album would produce 3 hit singles. They were "Never Again, Again," "You've Got to Talk to Me" and "The Fool."
In 2001, Lee Ann Womack released the album I Hope You Dance. The album had a much stronger pop feel and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA, and is her biggest selling album to date, reaching No. 1 on the "Top Country Albums" chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
She tried to continue the pop success in 2002 with her album Something Worth Leaving Behind. But the singles from the album didn't chart well and the album was met with less than enthusiastic sales.
In 2005, she made the return to a more traditional country sound with the album There's More Where That Came From. The first single "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" was her first top 10 success since 2001. The album would go on to be certified gold later in 2005, and win her the CMA Album of the Year that same year. The other two singles from the album were "He Oughta Know That By Now" and "Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago," neither of which charted well.
Call Me Crazy - The Songs:Even though the album has more of a traditional country sound, the overall mood of the album is rather dark with lots of songs about losing love and drinking. However, the album does have a few shining moments, like the duet Lee Ann does with George Strait on the song "Anything But Quits." Speaking of George Strait, the album also includes a remake of his hit "The King of Broken Hearts" which originally appeared on the Pure Country soundtrack.
The song "Either Way" is about a marriage that is obviously over, but neither person has gone their separate ways yet. "If These Walls Could Talk" sounds like a page right out of the George Jones songbook. The song is about the walls of a house that have seen all the hurt and heartbreak of a relationship.
"New Again" is a beautiful song about finding the beauty in what others might see as old. An old bike, an old dress, or a broken heart and making it new again through love and caring.
And "Solitary Thinking" is about sitting alone at the bar with a bottle trying to mentally work through your relationship troubles.
Call Me Crazy has been 3 years in the making, and has been well worth the wait. Very smooth and easy to listen to from start to finish.
Release date: October 21, 2008 - MCA Nashville
Call Me Crazy Track List:
- Last Call
- Either Way
- Solitary Thinkin'
- New Again
- I Found It In You
- Have You Seen That Girl
- The Bees (with Keith Urban)
- I Think I Know
- If These Walls Could Talk
- Everything But Quits (with George Strait)
- The King Of Broken Hearts
- The Story Of My Life