Lee Ann Womack has quite the collection of accolades under her belt, including a Grammy and several CMA and ACM Awards. Her latest recognition will come in the form of accepting the ASCAP Golden Note Award at this year’s ASCAP Country Music Awards, which will be held Nov. 12 in Nashville.

The ASCAP Golden Note Award is presented to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Previous recipients include Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Lindsey Buckingham, Lionel Richie, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and JD Souther, among others.

“Lee Ann Womack’s music celebrates the emotional storytelling of country’s traditionalists,” said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams. “Her sweet and smoky croon and songs that pull you in and don’t let go have won the hearts of her country peers and fans all over. We are so pleased to present the ASCAP Golden Note Award to Lee Ann.”

The Texas-bred singer has long been a torch for traditional country music, despite being perhaps best-known for her 2000 crossover hit "I Hope You Dance." She released her album The Lonely, The Lonesome & the Gone last year. "I love to sing," she told PBS. "Country music to me is the greatest. It’s American music. It’s the greatest form of music. It’s beautiful when it’s done well and it’s done right, so that’s my favorite. I don’t worry so much about defining things. I know country music when I hear it."

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