Lee Ann Womack may well have the most hard-country female voice in Nashville; while her first two albums showed much promise, they didn't boost her past the middle of the pack. So what's the Nashville solution? Instead of playing to her strengths, make her soprano sound smaller and more compact think Dolly , not Tammy , de-twang it so she sounds more creamy and dreamy. In other words, try to make her sound more like everyone else. Most of these songs are slow or midtempo, building ever so predictably, and with arrangements paying little more than lip service to roots. Why, Lee Ann did. It's the only such song here, but somebody should take a hint. Skip to main content.
Womack told Billboard "Frank [Liddell] doesn't look for hits; he looks for great songs. He's into making albums, not hit singles. So hopefully what people will see with this project is that it is an album. There are a lot of great songs on there that won't even be singles. You've got to listen to the album to get them. I didn't rush in to make an album. We took a lot of time. I wanted to get it right.
Skip to main content. I Hope You Dance. Lee Ann Womack.
It is considered to be Womack's signature song ,   and it is the only Billboard number one for both Womack and Sons of the Desert. Womack told The Today Show , "You can't hear those lyrics and not think about children and—and—and hope for the future and things you want for them. And those are the things I want for them in life. I want them to feel small when they stand beside the ocean. But even 'I Hope You Dance. When—when I say kids, I mean, you know, like teenagers.