NPR's Noel King and David Greene look back on a year of great music releases with writers who cover the various genres.
Lee Ann Womack, The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
"Lee Ann Womack is sort of a modern traditionalist; she was a mainstream hitmaker in the late 90's, and she's in a different phase of her career now. With this particular album, she kind of is trying to get to what she feels like is the emotional core of country music: it's melancholy." - Jewly Hight