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Cassadee Pope Sounds So Powerful Singing "I Hope You Dance"

The Voice Season 3 winner and country singer performed her own spin on Lee Ann Womack's hit.

By Elizabeth Logan

Sometimes all you need is a couple guitars and the right message. Backstage at the Opry, The Voice Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope performed a stripped-down version of the crossover country hit "I Hope You Dance," and her voice and message are both so strong and clear. 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

Listen to the beautiful Lee Ann Womack cover here.

What to know about "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, "I Hope You Dance" is a popular choice for graduations, encouraging listeners to take the road less traveled and seize all of life's opportunities. According to Rolling Stone Australia, Sillers actually wrote the song about her divorce, but the message still applies.

Singer Lee Ann Womack recorded the song with help from the Sons of the Desert, the country band two of her brothers were in. Released in 2000, "I Hope You Dance" was a crossover hit and won Song of the Year at the CMAs, ACMs, and ASCAP awards as well as the Grammy for Best Country Song.

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Cassadee Pope posing at the 2021 CMT Artist of the Year red carpet.

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