(1998) Some Things I Know

Lee Ann Womack

... read moreOn her sophomore release, Lee Ann Womack continues her commitment to recording traditional country music. Featuring material from some of Nashville's best writers, and harmony vocals from Vince Gill, SOME THINGS I KNOW showcases Womack's terrific voice, which is reminiscent of a young Dolly Parton...

38′:32″ 11 Songs

1
Some Things I Know
Lee Ann Womack
3:04
2
A Little Past Little Rock (Album Version)
Lee Ann Womack
3:44
3
(Now You See Me) Now You Don't (Album Version)
Lee Ann Womack
2:39
4
I'd Rather Have What We Had
Lee Ann Womack
3:17
5
The Man Who Made My Mama Cry
Lee Ann Womack
4:04
6
I'll Think Of A Reason Later (Album Version)
Lee Ann Womack
3:37
7
Don't Tell Me
Lee Ann Womack
4:03
8
I Keep Forgetting
Lee Ann Womack
3:35
9
If You're Ever Down In Dallas
Lee Ann Womack
2:32
10
When The Wheels Are Coming Off
Lee Ann Womack
3:39
11
The Preacher Won't Have To Lie
Lee Ann Womack
4:18
Released 01 January 1998, ℗ 1998 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

On her sophomore release, Lee Ann Womack continues her commitment to recording traditional country music. Featuring material from some of Nashville's best writers, and harmony vocals from Vince Gill, SOME THINGS I KNOW showcases Womack's terrific voice, which is reminiscent of a young Dolly Parton. She's delicate and vulnerable on ballads like the title track and "Don't Tell Me," and smart 'n' sassy on uptempo numbers like "(Now You See Me) Now You Don't" and the absolutely hysterical "I'll Think Of A Reason Later." A standout is "The Man Who Made My Mama Cry," a song co-written by Womack, in which she angrily tells off the absentee father who's trying to reenter her life. But the album's highlight is a collaboration with Joe Diffie, "I'd Rather Have What We Had," in which two adulterous lovers finally make it legal, only to find that they're bored beyond belief. Tammy Wynette could've recorded this song 20 years ago, yet in Womack's hands, it sounds completely modern. That's her true talent--one which SOME THINGS I KNOW shows off to full effect.