The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone

Album: The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Lee Ann Womack's ninth studio album finds the singer yearning for a time where there were more songs about heartbreak and real life. She told Billboard that singing about such emotions is something that connects her to the golden era of country music.

    "I guess I live in those bygone days. I love music that takes you somewhere, and when people listen to this music, I want them to be taken to a different place, so I hope that it does that."
  • Heartbreak ballads are special to Womack. "People ask why I named the record The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, and that's because those are the people I sing for," she said. "Like, country music used to be, you know? For the working man, the common man, whatever you want to call it."

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