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Country music singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack's album I Hope You Dance (2000), sold more than 3 million copies driven by the hit title single.
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became her biggest success so far. Something Worth Leaving Behind (2002) was less successful. In 2005 she came back victorious with a return to traditional country music.
Womack pursued her interest in country music at South Plains Junior College in Levelland, Texas. While there, she joined the Country Caravan, a college band. She left to study music business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She decided to stay in Nashville permanently in 1990. Womack began performing in clubs and promoting herself as a songwriter. She landed a contract as a staff writer with Tree Publishing in 1995.
Some Things I Know. Several tracks from this album made it to the country charts, including "A Little Past Little Rock," "You've Got to Talk to Me," and "(Now You See Me) Now You Don't."
I Hope You Dance (2000), became her biggest success so far. The album sold more than 3 million copies - driven by the hit title single. "I Hope You Dance." That song reached the top of the country music charts that year and went on to take the number one spot on the adult contemporary charts the next year. It even climbed as high as number fourteen on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
With Something Worth Leaving Behind (2002), Womack tried for another crossover success, but her last album was a hard act to follow. She wasn't able to achieve the same level of commercial success. She did, however, win her first Grammy Award for the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for her duet with Willie Nelson, "Mendocino County Line." Later that same year, she released an album of Christmas songs entitled A Season for Romance.
There's More Where That Came From, took inspiration from the music of popular country performers Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell among others.
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