Across the 20-plus year career of East Texas dreamer turned country music superstar Lee Ann Womack, music videos have added new dimensions to songs she’s landed on the Billboard country charts. From her big label days with Decca and MCA Nashville to new albums issued as an independent artist, the singer has painted vivid pictures for her listeners. For this top 10 and beyond, videos shown by CMT and other cable networks brought these rich descriptions to life.
10. “Ashes By Now”
For the Rodney Crowell cover from I Hope You Dance, Womack made a video with a way different vibe or look than anything else from her ongoing career.
9. “Last Call”
For this Erin Enderlin co-write, Womack is shown feeling alone in a bustling city because she knows why a certain alcohol-dependent acquaintance keeps calling at an absurd hour.
8. “A Little Past Little Rock”
The black-and-white film noir feel of this video makes it almost as timeless as the song itself. Too bad that late ’90s cell phone timestamps the whole production!
7. “Never Again, Again”
The video that first introduced the mainstream to Womack looks like the ’90s in a good way, even if the song in question could’ve cut it on the streets of Bakersfield.
6. “Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago”
For this look back to more innocent times, Womack tells her story with visual aides that capture retro American style and the kind of excess that the rich folks down in Houston might’ve experienced when she was a little girl.
5 “All the Trouble”
Less is more sometimes. That’s definitely the case here, as an empty house represents the blue feelings from this cut off 2017’s The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone.
4. “The Way I’m Livin'”
While Womack usually plays herself in these videos, the title track from her 2014 album features promo footage that casts her as the voice of God for a story about sin and guilt.
All of the flashiness and fun associated with ’90s country comes to life in this lesser-known promotional film from way back in 1997.
2. “I May Hate Myself in the Morning”
One of the greatest and most believable stories told by Womack on record or on-screen captures the lust and guilt that sometimes goes along with a past flame or a complicated friendship. You know, the type that’s a moment of weakness away from destroying your home life.
1. “I Hope You Dance”
A lot can be said about Womack’s greatest hit and its music video. What sticks out most now is that the two little girls in it are the singer’s real-life daughters. That means that part country singer, part garage rocker and completely talented artist Aubrie Sellers made her video debut in this 2000 classic.