The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone

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The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 2017
GenreCountry blues,[1] Americana,[2] countrypolitan, country soul
ProducerFrank Liddell
Lee Ann Womack chronology
Trouble in Mind
The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
Singles from The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
  1. "All the Trouble"
    Released: October 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]
American Songwriter4.5/5 stars[5]

The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone is the ninth studio album by the American country music singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack. It was released on October 27, 2017, by ATO Records.[7] It was available to stream a week before on as part of its First Listen series.[8]

The album was nominated for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song for "All the Trouble" at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.[9]


Speaking about the album, Womack said, "I wanted to get out of Nashville, and tap the deep music and vibe of East Texas. I wanted to make sure this record had a lot of soul in it, because real country music has soul. I wanted to remind people of that." "All the Trouble", which was written by Womack, Waylon Payne and Adam Wright, is the lead single from the album.[10] The album consists of 14 songs.[11]

"Take the Devil Out of Me" is a cover version of a George Jones song. "Long Black Veil" is a cover version of a Lefty Frizzell's song which was also notably recorded by Johnny Cash.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 37 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, selling 3,200 copies in the first week.[12] It had sold 10,100 copies in the US up to March 2018.[13]

Track listing[edit]

The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone[14]
1."All the Trouble"Lee Ann Womack, Waylon Payne, Adam Wright5:41
2."The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone"Wright, Jay Knowles3:49
3."He Called Me Baby"Harlan Howard4:40
4."Hollywood"Womack, Waylon Payne, Wright4:05
5."End of the End of the World"Wright2:18
6."Bottom of the Barrel"Brent Cobb, Mando Saenz3:19
7."Shine On Rainy Day"Cobb, Andrew Combs3:20
8."Mama Lost Her Smile"Womack, Payne, Wright4:02
9."Wicked"Womack, Wright4:07
10."Long Black Veil"Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin4:38
11."Someone Else's Heartache"Womack, Dale Dodson, Dani Flowers3:55
12."Sunday"Womack, Payne, Wright4:17
13."Talking Behind Your Back"Womack, Dodson, Dean Dillon3:49
14."Take the Devil Out of Me"George Jones1:37
Total length:53:37


Other credits
  • Rob Carmichael - design
  • Gavin Lurssen - mastering
  • Mike McCarthy - recording, mixing
  • Eric Masse - editing
  • Ebru Yildiz - photography


Chart (2017) Peak
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[15] 37
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[16] 8


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  3. ^ Metacritic. "Critic Reviews for Editing The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "AllMusic Review". Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Hal (October 25, 2017). "American Songwriter Review". Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Horowitz, Steve (October 25, 2017). "PopMatters Review". Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Liebig, Lorie. "Lee Ann Womack to Release New Album 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone'". Retrieved September 8, 2017.
    - Tingle, Lauren. "Lee Ann Womack to Perform New Album Live In Its Entirety". Retrieved September 8, 2017.
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    - Skaggs, Holly. "Lee Ann Womack plans new album release". Lemon Wire. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 7, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 6, 2017". Roughstock.
  13. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 5, 2018). "Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: March 4, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
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  15. ^ "Lee Ann Womack Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Lee Ann Womack Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.