I Hope You Dance is the title of the third studio release by American country music singer Lee Ann Womack. It was released on May 23, 2000 as her second album for MCA Nashville. The title track was a crossover hit in 2000, becoming her only Number One country hit, while "Ashes by Now", "Why They Call It Falling", and "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" all reached Top 40 on the country charts as well.
The first single release from the album was its title track. Featuring guest vocals from then-labelmates Sons of the Desert, "I Hope You Dance" became the only Number One country hit for both Womack and Sons of the Desert in mid-2000. This song was also a crossover hit, topping the Adult Contemporary charts and reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.This song is VERY touching and it basically says to live while you are ALIVE! I could NEVER wish you enough strength AND courage to push yourselves forward. So you try to figure out life and where you fit in the maze we call this world, I HOPE you remember the lyrics of this song…I HOPE you find more than enough optimism and see the bright side of things.