The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone

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The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
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Studio album by Lee Ann Womack
Released October 27, 2017
Genre Country blues,[1] Americana,[2] countrypolitan, country soul
Length 53:37
Label ATO
Producer Frank Liddell
Lee Ann Womack chronology
Trouble in Mind
(2015)
The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
(2017)
Singles from The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
  1. "All the Trouble"
    Released: October 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]
American Songwriter4.5/5 stars[5]
PopMatters8/10[6]

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 NPR.org as part of its First Listen series.[8]

Background[edit]

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.[9] The album consists of 14 songs.[10]

"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.[11] It had sold 10,100 copies in the US up to March 2018.[12]

Track listing[edit]

The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone[13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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

Personnel[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 37
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[15] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee Ann Womack Returns to Her Roots, Singing 'to the Common Man' - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06. 
  2. ^ http://people.com/country/lee-ann-womack-lonely-lonesome-gone-new-album/
  3. ^ Metacritic. "Critic Reviews for Editing The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic.com. Retrieved June 7, 2018. 
  5. ^ Horowitz, Hal (October 25, 2017). "American Songwriter Review". Americansongwriter.com. Retrieved June 7, 2018. 
  6. ^ Horowitz, Steve (October 25, 2017). "PopMatters Review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved June 7, 2018. 
  7. ^ Liebig, Lorie. "Lee Ann Womack to Release New Album 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone'". wideopencountry.com. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
    - Tingle, Lauren. "Lee Ann Womack to Perform New Album Live In Its Entirety". cmt.com. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ 5:00 AM ET (2017-10-23). "Stream Lee Ann Womack's New Album, 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone'". NPR. Retrieved 2018-06-06. 
  9. ^ Betts, Stephen. "Lee Ann Womack Announces 2017 Fall Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
    - Kot, Greg. "Top fall albums in rock, pop - Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ Kienzle, Rich. "Lee Ann Womack's Next Album Due October 27". post-gazette.com. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
    - Skaggs, Holly. "Lee Ann Womack plans new album release". Lemon Wire. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 7, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 6, 2017". Roughstock. 
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 5, 2018). "Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: March 4, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  13. ^ Brickley, Kelly. "Lee Ann Womack Announces New Album, 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone'". Sounds like Nashville. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Lee Ann Womack Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Lee Ann Womack Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.