(2000) I Hope You Dance

Lee Ann Womack

... read moreAfter a platinum-selling self-titled debut and a gold follow-up with Some Things I Know, Lee Ann Womack just keeps getting better. Billboard calls it "a career record." I Hope You Dance is one of the finest albums to hit country music post Shania Twain. Womack possesses such a sweet, melodious voice...

43′:26″ 12 Songs

1
The Healing Kind
Lee Ann Womack
3:02
2
I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack
4:54
3
After I Fall
Lee Ann Womack
3:02
4
Stronger Than I Am
Lee Ann Womack
3:37
5
I Know Why The River Runs
Lee Ann Womack
4:55
6
Why They Call It Falling
Lee Ann Womack
3:35
7
Ashes By Now
Lee Ann Womack
4:11
8
Thinkin' With My Heart Again
Lee Ann Womack
2:53
9
I Feel Like I'm Forgetting Something
Lee Ann Womack
3:29
10
Lonely Too
Lee Ann Womack
3:27
11
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger
Lee Ann Womack
3:27
12
Lord I Hope This Day Is Good
Lee Ann Womack
2:54
Released 01 January 2000, ℗ 2000 MCA Nashville

Review

After a platinum-selling self-titled debut and a gold follow-up with Some Things I Know, Lee Ann Womack just keeps getting better. Billboard calls it "a career record." I Hope You Dance is one of the finest albums to hit country music post Shania Twain. Womack possesses such a sweet, melodious voice and its distinctiveness graces every one of the 12 tracks like they were chosen just for her vocals. But it's the album's title track, a dedication to Womack's daughters (and featuring the Sons of the Desert) that will leave you feeling swept away. (Her daughters, Aubrie and Anna Lise, who were ages 9 and 1 [respectively] at the time, appear in the video with her.) "Don't let some hardened heart leave you bitter/When you come close to selling out, reconsider/Give the heavens above more than a passing glance/And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance." Listeners will undoubtedly dance to I Hope You Dance. ~ Maria Konicki Dinoia