About Tommy

Singer-songwriter, author, humorist and Kentucky native Tommy Womack got his start in 1985 to 1992 with legendary Bowling Green based post-punk and college radio faves, Government Cheese (who’s story is immortalized in Tommy’s cult classic book “Cheese Chronicles”). Upon moving to Nashville in 1992, Tommy’s become known for his long working relationship with Will Kimbrough, starting with their bands the bis-quits (who made one classic album for John Prine’s Oh Boy label in 1993), and their band Daddy, who have made two albums and enjoy a cult following.

Since 1998, Tommy has released seven solo albums, the latest being the brand-new “Namaste”. He looks forward to the back half of 2016 with new songs from that record to play, in addition to such proven past show-stoppers as “Nice Day”, “Vicky Smith Blues” and “Alpha Male & the Canine Mystery Blood.”

In addition to “Cheese Chronicles”, Tommy is the author of the comic Civil War novella “The Lavender Boys & Elsie”. He has written for many magazines, including the Oxford American, and is a regular contributor to The East Nashvillian. Tommy’s songs have been covered by Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, Jason and the Scorchers, the Del Lord’s Scott Kempner, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, and others. He has lived in Nashville for 24 years, with his wife Beth and their son Nathan.

“With his music, Womack has consistently managed to navigate us through his world with a deft balance of humor and pathos, snarky cynicism, and occasionally, sweet, unabashed optimism.” Susan Hubbard

Mother Church Pew

“Tommy Womack’s remarkable new album, Namaste, is several shades of wonderful.” Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty’s Music Log

“One of the smartest, and simultaneously sweet and subversive songwriters in Nashville.” Ken Paulson


East Of Normal

Tommy's regular column in the East Nashvillian.

Tommy Womack's Happiness Hour

Live every Monday between 9.00 & 10.00 AM on 101.5 FM Nashville and worldwide on WXNAfm.org!

Press Kit

Cheese Chronicles: The true story of a rock ‘n’ roll band
you’ve never heard of
Cheese Chronicles is a front-seat ride through the beer-drenched, puke-stenched rock underground of the New South. Tommy Womack loves music as much as he loves himself, a rare trait for a performer. He’s also funny and insightful, which is even rarer. Best of all, he’s honest, which is either brave or foolhardy, and it’s what makes his book so brutally hilarious. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, and he likes it. So will you. – Michael McCall, Nashville Scene

The Lavender Boys and Elsie
In this recently discovered packet of 19th Century correspondence between brother and sister Albert and Elsie Devereaux of Clarksville, Tennessee, Nashville musician and writer Tommy Womack presents the solid proof that the Lavender Boys – an all gay Confederate regiment – really did exist, did fight and did indeed put on one hell of a Christmas show.


“Womack mixes country, blues, and rock like a fast-fingered bartender on his new album,
‘Now What!’

New Yorker

“Tommy Womack writes better ‘regular guy’ lyrics than just about anyone I can think of besides
Hank Williams.”

Sean Westergaard


“…This is rock ‘n’ roll, or Americana, or whatever you want to call it, that’s AS PURE AND HONEST

American Songwriter