If you’re a fan of music and understand what it means to be a talented artist, when it comes to LeAnn Rimes, it shouldn’t matter whether or not you’re a fan of country music. Her tremendous talent deserves some recognition.
Five fun facts:
- Rimes is the youngest person in music history to win a Grammy Award.
- She was the first country artist to win the Grammy for Best New Artist.
- Rimes has charted 42 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.
- She has sold over 40 million albums since releasing the Bill Mack song “Blue” at age 13.
- Her awards include two Grammys, three Academy of Country Music awards, 12 Billboard Music awards, and one American Music award.
Now 33 years old, Rimes has been in the music business for 20 years which is impressive longevity for someone who started out when she was in middle school. Two decades later, she is still making quality music, touring, and getting nominated for awards. Rimes is also coming to Beaver Creek tomorrow night and I was lucky enough to be invited by my mother to see her live!
Songs you most likely remember:
- “How Do I Live” – Originally performed by Rimes in 1997, “How Do I Live” set the record for the most time (32 consecutive weeks) on the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10. The song also ranks at number four on Billboard’s All Time Top 100 and has been certified three times Platinum by the RIAA.
- “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” – Although this song is not one of my favorites (too much pop) it gained popularity after being featured in the movie Coyote Ugly. Rimes does a 30-second cameo singing the song at the end of the film.
New(ish) tracks you should listen to because she’s moved away from pop country and more towards rock country:
- “Gasoline and Matches”
- “The Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line” (originally recorded by Waylon Jennings)
- “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” (Motley Crue cover)
Looking forward to seeing her tomorrow night at the Vilar Center!