Personalities | LeAnn Rimes | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, b. 1982)

Rimes’ career in country music reads more like fiction than reality. Aged 13, she was riding high in the US country and pop charts with her first hit single, ‘Blue’ (originally recorded by her father at Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico). Her 1996 album, also titled Blue, sold eight million copies. Her version of ‘How Do I Live’ (1997) spent 32 weeks at the top of the US pop chart, and her music has drifted away from country towards pop.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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