When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.— Lee Ann Womack
The most dreamy Lee Ann Womack quotes to discover and learn by heart
I think you can have moderate success by copying something else, but if you really want to knock it out of the park, you have to do something different and take chances.
And I hate to see artists who are real safe. I love to see artists swing for the fences sometimes.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter.
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider. Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
Background vocals during her song "I Hope You Dance" .
....'Time is a wheel in constant motion always, rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone.'
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
When you really are country, and you don't just wear it like a piece of clothing or something, you really can't get away from it. It just is who you are.
When you come close to selling out, reconsider.
And to me, I had come out of Texas, and during that time was when I realized that a lot of people in Nashville, their idea of what country music was was not the same as mine.
And it took me about 11 years to get a record deal, and I just had to work around and come to terms with the fact that what I was doing was going to be different, and I just had to wait until somebody was ready to jump on the bandwagon.
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.
You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance.
Never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'. Lovin might be a mistake but it's worth makin'.
I can see me continuing to make the best music I can, and let the chips fall where they may.
A lot of times in this business, we are taking advantage of hot times in our career to do a lot of TV and a lot of radio and that sort of thing, and George is able to be so humble that he can get away with not doing those things.
His smile brought back the best times, sweet memories of nights together.
.. stirring up those old feelings that got me thinkin' bout forever.
I love my little Mac G4 computer and we just had Internet installed on the bus.
.. we all have little Macs actually, there's four of us on the bus, and we all just sit there and surf the Internet!
The satisfaction comes because you work hard and it pays off.
It is not as glamorous as I thought it would be, but, you know, I appreciate it more than I ever knew I would, and I love it more than I ever knew I would.
And I think that's a singer's job. You know, to really interpret a lyric. There's an art to it, and I think some people are really great at it, like Tammy Wynette and George Jones and Tony Bennett.
I've learned the lesson that when you're in the middle of something that seems overwhelming, or you're in a bad situation and it seems like it's the end of the world or whatever, then you learn that it's not.
I don't go out that much anymore, unfortunately.
I used to enjoy it, but I'm just so busy. Like last night, everybody else went out, and I just went straight home and went to bed.
I don't sing country music because I'm not capable of singing other kinds of music; I sing it because I think it's the most beautiful kind of music there is.
Maybe, I want her to do anything she wants, but I hope her interest in singing stays high.
I think it is very important in this business to be an individual.
I want to reach as many people as I can.
It's hard either way, at home or on the bus, I think the hardest thing probably for me is going one second from being mom to right out on the stage and having to be that person too. It's hard to switch gears.
But I just love that music scene so much, and I enjoy really being around those artists and watching them even more than I do performing, because they are a whole group of people that do it because they love music.
With this album, I tried not to think too much.
If I heard a song that I loved, I promised myself I wouldn't over-think it. If I loved it and if I wanted to cut it, I would.
My first big show was with Tim McGraw and Mark Chesnutt, and that was overwhelming. There was probably 25,000 people there. I was nervous, (but it) was exhilarating.
Well, probably having to be away from home.
When I come back I kind of feel like there's a routine going on that I'm not a part of, so that can be difficult.
It takes so many people to make a success story like that.
It starts with the song and the songwriters, then Mark Wright's producing, all of the players that played on it, me singing, the marketing department, the promotion department at the label... It takes a lot of people to make a hit like that.
I think a lot of it had to do with, you know, I was always a daddy's girl.
I was always wanting to please him, and I think he was pleased when he'd walk past my room and I was listening to those records.
There's no great guitarist that doesn't sit down and listen to Chet Atkins and Eddie Van Halen, and all these other great players.
The one who actually decided that I should keep my name was my manager, Erv Woolsey.
I'm not afraid to go out on a limb, style-wise or with lyrics.
I don't ever want to be afraid to cut those types of songs because radio might not play it.
There was passion, there was laughter The first morning after I just couldn't get my feet to touch the ground Everytime we were together We talked about forever I was certain it was Heaven We had found.
I'm the most low-maintenance person on the road.
I came to town thinking that everybody had the same idea of what country music was that I did.
Nominations come and go. It is not going to happen to you every year, and I am very well aware of that.
And for the past 10 years I've been in a real commercial setting where people are all about numbers, they're all about that bottom line. So it's nice to step out of that and hang out with a bunch of people who play music just because they love it, as you can imagine.
You know, you want everything you do, obviously, to be a success critically and commercially. But what you find out as you go along is that everything won't.
So it's more the musician in me that makes me stretch out and try different things more than anything. But, like a lot of guitar players, I have one certain niche that's my thing that I'm better at than the others.
The satisfaction that I get from doing what I do is not what I thought.
I thought it would be that I'd feel like a star, I'd feel important. But I don't.
In my office, I have framed album covers by Dottie West, Connie Smith, Tammy, Dolly, Loretta and Jessi Colter.
Having that amount of nominations makes me a little nervous, because you feel that the bar is really high, the expectations are really high, but it also feels great.
So you do shorter versions of the hits, or you take out a long guitar solo or things like that to make time for the hits and new music as well. But I don't think any of us ever get to do as much new music as we would like to.
And I also have a camera, a Web cam, and I have one at home, so I can hook up and talk to the girls, and they can see me while we're on the bus in the middle of nowhere.
I'm a businesswoman. I am a music lover. I like for people to like my music. When you listen to top 40 radio, you hear pop stuff. You hear rock stuff. You hear all these different influences.
But I'm also a music lover, and I'll always try a lot of different things.
We have never seen a career like George Strait's in this business, and I venture to say we never will again. He has handled things amazingly well.