One Moment More

Album: One Moment More (2004)
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  • Mindy Smith was still grieving the loss of her mother, who died after a long battle with breast cancer in 1991, when she moved to Nashville in the late '90s. The heart-wrenching title track of her debut album takes her back to when her mom was dying and the singer was pleading for her to stay, even for just one moment more. It was the first song she wrote in Nashville. She explained in a Songfacts interview:

    "Nashville was the first place I was alone with myself, and the healing and realizing I have to make this life work. I was very close to my mother. I was sort of forced to take the reins. In that sense, it was not a difficult song to write. Did I cry while writing it? I'm not a crier, but I did cry while writing that song."
  • One Moment More also includes Smith's breakout debut single, "Come To Jesus."
  • The album features harmony vocals from Dolly Parton, who met Smith when the up-and-comer covered "Jolene" for the 2003 Parton tribute album Just Because I'm A Woman.
  • This was used on the TV series Smallville in the 2004 episode "Covenant." It was also featured in the 2010 movie Ways To Live Forever.

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