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article imageLee Ann Womack sings 'I Hope You Dance' at Maya Angelou funeral

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 8, 2014 in Music
Country sensation Lee Ann Womack sang her signature song "I Hope You Dance" at Maya Angelou's funeral on June 7. Angelou's most famous work was her autobiography, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings."
"I Hope You Dance" was dubbed as the late author and poet's favorite song.
At Angelou's funeral, dressed in an elegant blue dress, Womack sang the tune backed with acoustic guitar and fiddles. It was a sentimental and bittersweet vocal performance, showcasing the purity of her honey-rich voice. Overall, it was a fitting tribute for the celebrated author and civil rights champion.
Oprah, who was a dear friend to Angelou, was a special guest at Angelou's funeral as well. Particularly impressive was that a few years back, Angelou initially brought the attention of the award-winning country song " Hope You Dance" to Oprah by sending her a copy of Womack's CD.
Angelou, who was drawn to song's moving lyrics, had noted that this song reminded her of Oprah, whom she considered as her "daughter."
Womack was subsequently invited to sing the song on Oprah's television show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which helped propel her to country super-stardom. It originally aired on July 12, 2002, and it can be seen here:
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