New DVD: Why one country song became so important

Fifteen years ago country singer Lee Ann Womack and the Sons of the Desert recorded a song that would become an anthem for those in need. “I Hope You Dance,” topped the charts, sold millions of copies and be covered by numerous other singers. Now a documentary about the song written by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers is available on DVD. Featured in the film talking about the song are the late poet Maya Angelou, singer/songwriters Graham Nash and Brian Wilson country star Vince Gill and Womack. There also is a book about the song, which becomes available Tuesday, Dec. 1, the same day as the DVD launches. The book is $15.78 and the DVD is $12.99; both on Amazon.