All His Saints

Album: The Way I'm Livin' (2014)
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  • This Mindy Smith-penned rocking spiritual tells the story of a woman who, torn between the never-ending struggle between doing right and wrong, chooses the light. Womack told NPR's Wade Goodwyn why she chose to record this tune: "I grew up in a real small town in east Texas," she said. "And church - it was such a big part of our lives there. I mean, it was our social life. We were there several times a week. We - my dad mowed the yard at the church. I mean, I guess all the guys took turns doing that. So we volunteered a lot there. And it was just a big part of our lives. And it is most people's lives there."

    "And so when I was making this record and picking songs and stuff, I wanted to, you know, like I said, have things that were personal to me," Womack continued. "And gospel music is a big part of my life."
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