Liddy Clark takes on a classic with a cover of Lee Ann Womack's heartfelt hit "I Hope You Dance," and in doing so united with one of the song's backup singers: her dad's cousin, Drew Womack, from Sons of the Desert.

“I come from quite a musical background, and Drew is someone that I have always wanted to sing with,” Clark explains. Drew Womack has written a number of hit songs, including Kenny Chesney's “She’s Got It All."

"I don’t think it could have turned out any better," the young singer adds. Clark's version of "I Hope You Dance" is premiering exclusively on Taste of Country.

The song which Womack took to the top of the charts back in 2000 is one that Clark has loved since she was just a little girl growing up in Parkland, Fla.

"I heard it for the very first time when I was really young," Clark recalls. "My Dad would always play it and I have always thought it’s been one of those songs that can be relevant to everyone and can be happy and sad all at the same time."

But when Clark began considering a cover of the hit song, she quickly realized that she wanted to give it a bit of a makeover. "The original song was very heartfelt and moving, but I wanted to give it a bit more of an upbeat feel," she says. "I wanted it to have a bit more of a Jason Mraz, singer songwriter type of feel."

Clark's career is just budding, but she has already shared the stage with big names like Jake Owen and Sara Evans. Of course, the sheer idea of the legendary Womack actually hearing the song is something that is, frankly, blowing Clark's mind.

"If she could even listen to it for 15 seconds, that would be insane," she admits, laughing."It’s one of my favorite songs and I so wanted to do it justice. I certainly hope she likes it."

Clark previously recorded a cover of Brett Young's touching "Like I Loved You." It's artists like him and like Womack who inspire her as an up-and-coming act in country music.

"I feel like it’s getting a bit easier to be a woman in country music," Clark says. “I recently performed at CMA Fest and I loved getting to meet little girls who are looking up to me and the other female country artists today. It’s nice to be able to give them advice through music."

Some of that advice? Keeping life in perspective. "Some of the best moments of my life happened when my phone was dead," she admits. "It’s more about those moments than anything else."

Clark recently performed at the Wear Orange: Healing Through Harmony concert — a youth event in her hometown of Parkland that honored survivors and communities affected by gun violence.

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