Womack's last album, "I Hope You Dance," sold more than 3 million copies and won her the coveted Country Music Award for best female vocalist in 2001. This year, she has a chance to defend her title as she has picked up the nomination again.
"Something Worth Leaving Behind" is her first album in two years. But she has kept busy touring and performing in venues like the Orange Bowl, the White House, and at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
The Jacksonville, Texas, native received her second CMA nomination this year, Best Vocal Event, for her collaboration with country legend Willie Nelson on "Mendocino County Line."
"Something Worth Leaving Behind" is more of Womack's trademark country pop. As for the title, the mother of two says, "It is so important that we all do something worth leaving behind. It doesn't necessarily have to be painting a masterpiece. I believe that taking care of our children and doing right is far more important."
Womack says she is living her childhood dream. The daughter of former high school principal and part-time country music disc jockey in Texas, she grew up with the sound of country music. She spent 10 years in Nashville before she got her break signing finally with Decca Records. Her first two albums built up to the success of "I Hope You Dance," which made her a bona fide success.