It’s been a few years since Lee Ann Womack had an album to promote, but she’s finally ready to get back in the studio and record some new music for her fans.

Womack, whose last release was 2008′s Grammy-nominated ‘There’s More Where That Came From,’ announced her return during her appearance at George Jones‘ recent 80th birthday party.

“I have so many ideas and so many things that I want to try on our way to creating this music,” she told reporters at the party. “You realize after a few albums, every record matters, and I want to make sure each one really says something special and represents what this music can be in a way that stands out.”

Looking around at the party, she added, “What a great way to start work on a new record. When you want to get your horizon line, any time you can start with someone as great as George — or be part of this year’s ACM Honors, singing for Tom T. Hall, it reminds you what it takes to make music that lasts.”

Womack will perform at the ACM Honors on September 19 in Nashville, followed by a series of fall dates she’s scheduling around studio time for the new album.

[The Boot]