02/08/16  •  Nashville

The Whale

Musician Tommy Womack spent his whole life searching for fame. After he nearly died in a car wreck, he discovered the whale he was chasing was right in front of him.

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Tommy Womack

A recording artist and author, Tommy Womack is omnipresent in Music City, both live and on record. He led the post-punk band Government Cheese and immortalized its story in the cult classic rock bio "Cheese Chronicles: The True Story of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band You’ve Never Heard Of." On his career-defining fourth solo album, There, I Said It!, he sang like he believed his better days were behind him; 2012’s Now What! served as a sequel with songs about home and family. In June 2015, Tommy nearly died in a car crash doing what Nashville musicians do: Driving hundreds of miles from home to play for a few dozen people. The community swelled around him with a Music City Roots benefit concert where his heroes played.

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