Lee Ann Womack – since touring with Duke Ellington’s big band – has always been a fan of making the holidays special for music lovers, families and people who embrace the magic of the season. This year, she’s found a way to expand her natural inclinations to also honor America’s Armed Forces, by taking part in the annual Holiday Notes from Home Christmas Special, being taped Oct. 6 at 7 pm from the Grand Ole Opryhouse.
Tickets for the show — co-hosted by Great American Country’s Nan Kelley and fellow Texan Clay Walker and featuring Little Big Town – are free to anyone who’d like attend the event where members of the US Air Force and Air Force Reserve, service members from Fort Campbell, Kentucky and members of the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard. Tickets are available HERE.
“I’ve always loved Christmas,” says the Grammy-winning vocalist. “To me, the holidays are the most special time of the year – a time to be shared with friends and family, and this special allows us to let our troops know they’re missed, cherished and appreciated throughout the holiday season.”
Beyond airing on Christmas day on the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, “Holiday Notes from Home” will be heard throughout the holiday season – bringing the gift of love and music to the troops around the world,
“It’s hard to imagine what the armed forces lives are like so far from home,” Womack, whose won CMA Album, Single and Female Vocalist of the Year Awards and has dueted with Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson and George Strait, says. “The littlest things mean so much to them, so I hope everyone clicks the link and comes out for a night of great music to make those serving far from their loved ones know how much we all appreciated their sacrifice.”
Womack, known for the hits “I Hope You Damce,” “The Fool,” “A Little Past Little Rock,” “Last Call” and “I May Hate Myelf In the Morning,” has just wrapped a year long tour with Strait and Reba McRntire – and is concentrating on bringing her kind of country to a new level of intimacy with her listeners, focusing on songs, emotion and musicianship.
“There is so much great music out there,” explains the woman who’s also the celebrity ambassador for www.JoinMyVillage.com, which – by clicking and watching short awareness-raising videos — provides humanitarian aid to women and children in Africa. “Any time we can come together and celebrate great songs so many people miss, especially with the wonderful band I’m blessed to work with, I think I’m helping enrich country music. Holiday Notes from Home is certainly one of those opportunities.”
Keep up to date with Lee Ann by visiting her official website, www.LeeAnnWomack.com.