Aha Moment: Lee Ann Womack

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Mary Miller fell in love with a man who made his fortune flipping houses. But when the relationship ended, Mary wasn’t just heartbroken — she wanted to beat him at his own game.

On the way to the bank to sign a $400,000 loan, Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” came on the radio. “Don’t let some hell-bent heart make you bitter,” she sang. “When you come close to selling out, reconsider.” Mary did reconsider, just as the housing market crashed, and now makes her living her own way — singing country music and jazz standards.


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Video: Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"


Music Playlist

  1. Does My Ring Burn Your Finger

    Artist: Lee Ann Womack
    Album: I Hope You Dance
    Label: MCA Nashville
  2. I Hope You Dance

    Artist: Lee Ann Womack
    Album: I Hope You Dance
    Label: MCA Nashville
  3. Hey, Good Lookin'

    Artist: Hank Williams
    Album: 20 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits
    Label: Island Def Jam
  4. Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)

    Artist: Dean Martin
    Album: Dino: The Essential Dean Martin
    Label: Capitol
  5. That's Amore

    Artist: Dean Martin
    Album: Dino: The Essential Dean Martin
    Label: Capitol
  6. I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack Bluegrass Tribute)

    Artist: Bluegrass Tribute Players
    Album: Three Wooden Crosses Bluegrass Tribute
    Label: Cc Entertainment