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I'm a businesswoman.
by Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

I want to reach as many people as I can.
- Lee Ann Womack

 

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

But I'm also a music lover, and I'll always try a lot of different things.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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I'm the most low-maintenance person on the road.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

And I hate to see artists who are real safe.
I love to see artists swing for the fences sometimes.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

Nominations come and go.
It is not going to happen to you every year,
and I am very well aware of that.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

I came to town thinking that everybody had the same
idea of what country music was that I did.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

I think it is very important in this business to be an individual.
- Lee Ann Womack

I can see me continuing to make the best music I can,
and let the chips fall where they may.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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!
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

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.
- Lee Ann Womack

I'm a businesswoman who's serious about her money.
I want an empire.
- Toni Braxton

I wasn't a businesswoman, so I didn't know how to build a career.
- Sally Kellerman

My view on issues is based on common sense,
and my experience as a mother of four children,
as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop.
- Pauline Hanson

I'm a very determined businesswoman...
I've got lots of things to do, and I don't have time
to be classified as difficult,
and I don't have time.
- Kim Basinger

Fashion is not frivolous.
I am a businesswoman, a very serious person.
- Donatella Versace

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy,
and when I make music I always hope it will have the
same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
- Edgar Winter

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

But when you get music and words together,
that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

I don't care much about music.
What I like is sounds.
- Dizzy Gillespie

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix


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