LeAnn Rimes is one of the most unusual success stories in country music. It’s not a genre that really caters to child stars, but Rimes shot to overnight stardom at the age of 13 in 1996 with the release of ‘Blue.’ She also became the youngest artist ever to win a Grammy, taking home both Best New Artist and Best Female Country Performance. Rimes has gone on to an unusually varied career, scoring subsequent hits in country, and also crossing over to pop, releasing different material internationally than in the U.S. and essentially conducting two parallel careers at once. She is also an author and actor, and a frequent tabloid target; her lawsuit against Curb Records, as well as her divorce and subsequent re-marriage, made headlines all over the world. Rimes is widely regarded as one of the strongest female vocalists in country music.
Birth Name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes
Top Songs: 'Blue,' 'How Do I Live,' 'I Need You'
Did You Know? When she was eight years old, Rimes competed on 'Star Search,' where she reigned for one week.
The music business is a high-stakes, high-risk venture, and it's not unusual for artists to wind up in court to defend their interests, as we'll see in this gallery of the nastiest country music lawsuits.
It may still be summer, but that doesn't mean LeAnn Rimes isn't already looking forward to making your Christmas bright and cheery. The country singer will hit the road again this December for her annual holiday-themed Today Is Christmas tour.
In recent years, LeAnn Rimes has attracted almost as much attention for her eye-catching beachwear as for her singing. But in a new interview, she admits she had a long, difficult road to self-acceptance.
Friday's (June 26) historic decision in favor of same-sex marriage in America led to a predictable rush of reactions from those both for and against the Supreme Court's decision. Country music's biggest stars also weighed in, and not everyone feels the 5-4 decision making same-sex marriage possible in all 50 states is good for our country's future.
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