On this day in 2000, Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” began a five-week run at #1. The song was off of the album of the same name and reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and Hot Adult Contemporary charts. The song also hit number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a crossover hit.
The song won the 2001 CMA, ACM, NSAI, ASCAP, and BMI award for Song of the Year, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Country song.
“I Hope You Dance” has sold over 2,000,000 copies.