This Texas-born chanteuse seems to have done it all over her two-decade career. Starting off as a more traditional country singer, Womack started out following in the footsteps of Dolly Parton and the late Tammy Wynette before crossing over to pop during the first half of this decade. Two Grammy Awards later, she seems to have settled back into her roots with last year’s “Call Me Crazy,” a disc that took a darker tone with several songs about drinking, breakups and cheating men. Womack understands the importance of giving back—she recently sang at Cincinnati fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon foundation, and has also appeared in numerous charitable events. Judging from reviews of her recent shows, expect a generous mix of hits and new tunes during her set, which is sure to include her smash “I Hope You Dance” (which she infamously featured during the 2004 Republican National Convention) and gentler tunes like the jazz-country standard “You Don’t Know Me.” (Ernest Barteldes)
October 2 at Joe’s, 940 W. Weed, (312)337-8818, at 8:30pm. $20.