Tommy Womack

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Tommy Womack
Born (1962-11-20) November 20, 1962 (age 58)
Sturgis, Kentucky, United States
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresPost-punk, roots rock
Associated actsGovernment Cheese, Bis-Quits

Tommy Womack (born November 20, 1962 in Sturgis, Kentucky)[1] is an American singer-songwriter and author.


Womack played with the band Government Cheese from 1985 to 1992.[1] He later joined the Bis-quits, which released one album on Oh Boy Records in 1993.[2]

Solo career[edit]

Womack released his first solo album, Positively Na-Na, in 1998, followed by another one, Stubborn, two years later.[3] In 2002, he released Circus Town, his third solo album.[4] Womack and his band released an album in 2003 entitled Washington, D.C., which was recorded live in an XM Satellite Radio studio.[5] In 2007, he released There, I Said It!, which became his biggest success.[2] The album's success led to Womack receiving glowing reviews from the national press and offers for international gigs.[6] He followed it with the 2012 album, Now What!, which contained songs about a wide variety of topics, such as family life and the perils of road life.[2]

Womack's songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Jason Ringenberg, Dan Baird, David Olney, Todd Snider, Kevin Fowler, Scott Kempner, and others.[7]

He is the author of two books, the first being an autobiographical account of his time with Government Cheese, titled "Cheese Chronicles: the True Story of a Rock Band You've Never Heard Of" and the second being "Lavender Boys and Elsie".

Personal life[edit]

Womack is married; his wife works for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. They live in Nashville with their teenage son and pets.[2] In June 2015, he was injured in a car crash in Sonora, Kentucky, when his Nissan Sentra was broadsided by a tractor trailer. The crash broke four bones in his pelvis.[2]


Solo albums[edit]

  • Positively Na Na (1998)
  • Stubborn (2000)
  • Circus Town (2002)
  • Washington D.C. (2003)
  • There, I Said It! (2007)
  • Now What! (2012)
  • Namaste (2016)

With Bis-Quits[edit]

  • The Bis-quits, The Bis-quits (1993)

With Daddy[edit]

  • Daddy at the Women's Club Daddy (2005)
  • For a Second Time Daddy (2009)

With Government Cheese[edit]

  • Live! Three Chords, No Waiting (1989)
  • Government Cheese (1992)
  • Government Cheese: 1985-1995 (2011)
  • Government Cheese: The Late Show (2015)

With Todd Snider[edit]

  • The Devil You Know (2006)
  • Peace, Love and Anarchy (Rarities, B-Sides and Demos, Vol. 1) (2007)

Other appearances[edit]

  • Lucky 13, (with The Bis-quits) (1998)
  • Freedom Sings - First Amendment Center (2000)
  • Freight Train Boogie: A Collection of Americana Music (2001)
  • All Over Creation by Jason Ringenberg (2002)
  • Home Away by Will Kimbrough (2002)
  • The Gene Pitney Story Retold (2002)
  • This is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks (With Bill Lloyd) (2002)
  • Every Word: A Tribute to Let's Active (2003)
  • Jambodians (2004)
  • 35 Years: Bear Family Records (2010)
  • The Six Sessions (with Will Kimbrough) (2010)
  • The Oxford American-Southern Music CD #15 Featuring Music of Tennessee (2013)


  1. ^ a b Wagner, Christina (21 June 2007). "Still crazy after all these years". EU Jacksonville. Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 22 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e Bliss, Jessica (29 September 2015). "Nashville helps keep almost-famous rocker's music alive". Tennessean. Retrieved 22 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Tommy Womack Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Jenkins, Mark (18 October 2002). "Circus Town Review". Washington Post. Retrieved 22 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Tommy Womack Band - Washington, D.C." No Depression. 31 October 2003. Retrieved 22 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Moore, Rick (20 February 2012). "Tommy Womack: Now What!". American Songwriter. Retrieved 22 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Tommy Womack - Credits - AllMusic".

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