Drew Womack, one of country music’s most notable singer-songwriters, returns from a prolonged hiatus with his first album in nearly ten years.
The singer-songwriter, who recorded for Sony/Epic and MCA Records (1997-2001) and also collaborated with Lee Ann Womack on her blockbuster hit, “I Hope You Dance,” (2000) was forced to take an extended hiatus beginning in 2003 after major surgery to completely rebuild a vertebrae in his spine.
“It was debilitating and the timing was terrible,” says Womack. “I had just released my first solo album and finished a tour of Australia when the doctors told me I either had to have the surgery or I could have permanent damage that would make walking difficult. Anyway, it feels great to be back!”
Sunshine To Rain will be released on July 24 (Blue Lightning Records) and is a collection of twelve new songs that represent an intimate snapshot of Womack’s life over the last decade.
Several songs reflect the singer’s personal struggles with his health and having to step away from the spotlight for an extended period to recover. “Rescue Me,” looks at being at one’s lowest point and reaching out for someone to pull them out, while “Through the Night” is about trying to get through an incredibly painful moment that feels inescapable.
“It’s been a long road back,” he says, “and there was a point where I just didn’t know how I would return to performing. So, naturally, this inspired much of my songwriting.”