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    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:22:10

    Song "I Hope You Dance" Inspires New Film Featuring Graham Nash, Brian Wilson, Vince Gill, and More -

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    While the song "I Hope You Dance" was a mega hit for Lee Ann Womack (and became the defacto daddy-daughter wedding song), the tune continues to resonate with millions of listeners for its message of hope and empowerment.

    A specific figure touched by the song was award-winning writer/director John Scheinfeld, who has turned his lens towards music-based documentaries like The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson. In his upcoming feature, I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song (airing Thanksgiving Night on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, 9et/pt - 8ct), Scheinfeld examines the phenomenal reach of the song through "thoughtful commentary from notable luminaries including the late Dr. Maya Angelou, author/speaker/spiritual leader Joel Osteen, world celebrated artist/songwriters Brian Wilson ("God Only Knows"), Graham Nash ("Teach Your Children") and Vince Gill ("Go Rest High on that Mountain"), along with author and life coach Tim Storey (Quincy Jones, Robert Downey, Jr.)."

    The song, penned by Nashville songwriters Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, is further explored through the lives of ordinary people and its impact on them, including a portion that teaches "dancing to the homeless....[employing] its message to get them back on their feet, as well as a reluctant bride who ultimately finds her way to joy with the help of "I Hope You Dance" [and] how "I Hope You Dance" fueled a woman's miraculous recovery from a devastating spinal cord injury that should have killed her instantly."

    With your family close on Thanksgiving, tune in for a special look at this very remarkable song, and have the tissues handy.

    Watch the trailer for I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song:



    December 1 will see the release of the film digitally and on DVD via Virgil Films (of acclaimed Glen Campbell documentary I'll Be Me), as well as a companion book through Simon and Schuster.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    11.04.15

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