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WATCH: Chris Stapleton Covers Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance," & We Dare You Not To Cry

At this point it is safe to say that Chris Stapleton could sing the phone book and we would all be mesmerized!



Via Bobby Bones Youtube


The 2000's smash hit became a defining track for the genre and one of the biggest songs of the decade! An uplifting, timeless message, is based on the narration of a mother expressing the wish that her children will step out and embrace life, and take a chance on love and faith.


I Hope You Dance, recorded by Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert, and written by Tia Sillers and Mark D. Sanders. In an interview with American Songwriter, Sillers recalls how I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean was added to the song.


“I’m always kind of sheepish about that, about who did what, because I consider myself a real collaborator,” she said. “But the whole thing started when I was at the beach by myself, and I was standing at the ocean, feeling so tiny and inconsequential. And then I went into the writing appointment with Mark with this list of ‘I hopes,’ like ‘I hope this’ and ‘I hope that’.”


Needless to say it was an instant classic and still is! The song went on to win Single of The Year at the 2000 CMA Awards and to win Best Country Song at the 2001 Grammys.


Enter Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane. During the 2020 St. Jude Radiothon. The duo performed their version of the timeless classic on The Bobby Bones show. We warned you, grab your tissues!




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