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So it's more the musician in me that makes me stretch
by 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

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

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

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

 

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'm the most low-maintenance person on the road.
- 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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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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'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

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

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

You can't stay the same.
If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change,
that's the way it works.
- Van Morrison

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

I am a Slavic musician and it is deeply inside of me.
- Miroslav Vitous

I became a musician because that's really what I wanted
to do when I was fifteen,
but I had other abilities.
- Robyn Hitchcock

You know, it's funny...
when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz.
Now when you're not making money, people think that
you're a good jazz musician.
- Pete Fountain

Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am.
- Herbie Hancock

The deeper I get into my life as a musician,
I'm discovering that it becomes less and less about other people,
and more about what I want to do.
And that's a good place to be.
- Billy Corgan

And of course, the musician - if he's serious -
always answers: My last album is my best,
otherwise I wouldn't have done it.
- Klaus Schulze

I've also become much more the musician I've always wanted to be.
- John Fogerty

'Musician' is not a very respected title.
I'm not a musician.
- Lydia Lunch

I was a nerd academically.
But I was also an athlete and a musician.
I never wanted to be shut out of any situation.
I think it was that more than anything.
- Brian McKnight

Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems
no longer to agree with our conception of the musician.
In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.
- Alfred Einstein

I'm not really one of those people who believes that
if you're a musician you can just leave that behind
and start getting into politics.
- Damon Albarn

The whole process of this record was an education for me as a musician.
- Kenneth Edmonds

Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
- Toots Thielemans

Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter.
Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
- Ed O'Brien

We need improvement in the style of performance.
There is no more advantage in a musician who plays
and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
- Franz Liszt

Not everyone deserves to be a musician,
you get lucky enough to be one.
- Joshua Homme

Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
- Richard Wagner

As a musician, basically the masses never thought I was a musician.
- Kip Winger

I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning
to be a musician was actually very wonderful.
- Bobby McFerrin

To put it in musician's terms, my chops are good.
- Cy Coleman

I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point.
- Peabo Bryson

If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college.
But if you want to be a musician or such,
study your craft.
Study music.
- Billy Eckstine

I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker,
the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs.
- Alyssa Milano

Put you energy into music.
If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist.
And then if you become a dentist or an accountant,
it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
- Peter Tork

Feed the musician, and he's out of tune.
- George Crabbe

Growing up, I fantasized about being a rock musician
and that somehow it would be really easy.
I didn't realize that it's so much work.
- Sean Lennon

You can never learn it all and I hope to continue my
growth as a person and a musician.
- Lita Ford

I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work.
Take whoever you want.
They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.
- Gavin Rossdale

I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New
York worked as a musician too,
but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema.
- Jim Jarmusch

You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these
days what good and bad is in terms of labels.
- Billy Sherwood

Every time you go in, it's like starting over.
You don't know how you did the other records.
You're learning all over.
It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
- Beck

Nobody really thought I was going to make it,
because I was a musician.
I really wasn't a singer.
- Bobby Vinton

When I was a young musician, the only option available
to pursue secondary education in music was to attend
a classical conservatory.
- Billy Joel

But Dennis was a really solid musician,
and we really needed somebody who could play bass like him.
- Neil Innes

He wasn't a great father.
He was a great musician.
That's always been a touchy one, and it will be until I can find the answer,
but I don't know if there is one.
- Julian Lennon


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