FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For further information, contact: Karen J. LaFlamme, (253) 841-5024

Lee Ann Womack Brings "I Hope You Dance" to the Puyallup Fair Sept. 23

Tickets go on sale at 9 am on Saturday, June 11, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers

Puyallup, WA, June 3, 2005- With hits like "I Hope You Dance," "The Fool," and "I May Hate Myself In The Morning" to her credit, country superstar Lee Ann Womack continues to take on songs that capture somewhere between the blush of a new love and bruises of a broken heart. The CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and recent ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee is known for platinum and gold albums that are filled with all of life's emotions.

Lee Ann Womack will perform on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Puyallup Fair's 2005 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers on Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. Ticket prices are $15 for reserved infield seating, and grandstand seating is free, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fair gate admission is required prior to any concert seating.

Womack recently performed at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, singing the nominated Single of the Year, "I May Hate Myself In The Morning" from her critically acclaimed album There's More Where That Came From. The second single from the album, "He Oughtta Know That By Now," is climbing the charts.

Womack's mega-hit "I Hope You Dance" in 2000 became an anthem for millions of people, and the album was lauded by critics around the world. Over three million copies of the album of the same name were sold.

Born in Jacksonville, Texas, Lee Ann Womack always dreamed of being a country singer. Her father was a high school principal who worked part-time as a deejay at a small country radio station. She practically wore out his vinyl records, soaking up every vocal lick and turn of the phrase like a sponge.

Womack had been in Nashville 10 years before her determination paid off. In 1995 she captured a songwriting job at Sony/Tree, where she had a chance to learn the ropes. By 1997 Decca Record executives saw a showcase she was doing and signed her to the label. Her self-titled debut album produced her firt #1 single, "The Fool," and went platinum. The following year, her second album, Some Things I Know, was a gold record, containing two more #1 hits, "A Little Past Little Rock" and "I'll Think of a Reason Later." The multi-platinum album I Hope You Dance followed, before the releases of Something Worth Leaving Behind and Greatest Hits. Visit www.leeannwomack.com for more information.

Additional Puyallup Fair concert dates will be announced in the very near future. Visit the Fair website, www.thefair.com, for updates.

Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, including Fred Meyer, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and other independent locations. Tickets may also be purchased via phone with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards by calling Ticketmaster at (253) 627-TIXS in Tacoma, or (206) 628-0888 in Seattle, or via the Internet by logging onto Ticketmaster's website at www.ticketmaster.com. To save the convenience charge, purchase tickets in person at the Ticketmaster Ticket Center at the Fairgrounds.

The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 9-25, 2005, Puyallup Fair, visit out website at www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.