Another Willie Nelson Fan: Lee Ann Womack

photo by Gary Miller
by Craig Shelburne

Lee Ann Womack has won numerous awards since her career launched in 1997, but the Grammy she shares with Willie Nelson — for the 2002 duet, “Mendocino County Line” — remains a career highlight.

“Being a girl who grew up in Texas, people just worship Willie there,” she said. “It was kind of surreal … that you’d find yourself winning a Grammy with Willie Nelson. Willie gets so much respect in that world — the Grammy world — that it was a neat way to be introduced.”

This year, she’s nominated again, in the category of best female country vocal performance for “Last Call.”  In this recent interview with, she shares her thoughts about 10 of country music’s most famous Grammy-winning songs.

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