August 30

A Rendition of Rodney Crowell’s “Ashes by Now” by Lee Ann Womack


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Version of Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack recorded Rodney Crowell’s song “Ashes by Now” in 2000. Womack’s version of Rodney’s song became popular. It reached No. 4 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Furthermore, the song remained on the chart for 26 weeks in 2001. The song also crossed over the pop charts at No. 45. “Ashes by Now” is one of the singles on Womack’s third studio album I Hope You Dance.

I Hope You Dance Album

I Hope You Dance album charted four singles on the Billboard chart. “I Hope You Dance” which is the lead single of the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart. In addition, the song was Platinum-certified by RIAA. Another song from the album that entered the Billboard chart was “Why They Call It Falling.” The song reached No. 13 on the Country chart. Moreover, “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger” peaked at No. 23 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

The Original Version

“Ashes by Now” was first recorded by Rodney Crowell and was released twice. First, it was released as a B-side to his song “Elvira.” In 1980, the song was released again on his album But What Will the Neighbors Think. Rodney’s version entered two charts of the Billboard. The song reached No. 78 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Moreover, it placed at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Other artists who covered Rodney Crowell’s song is Emmylou Harris in 1981. Harris included the song on her album Evangeline.

The Song’s Content

The woman in the song is getting a little bit tired of the game she is playing with her lover because she wanted a relationship with him that is stable. The man tries to distance himself from the narrator at times but the woman does not like it. She thinks that if this keeps going on, it will hurt her a lot.

Here is Lee Ann Womack’s version of the song “Ashes by Now.”

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