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LeAnn Rimes          

Grammy Award-Winning Country Singer, Actress & Author; Known for "Blue" and "How Do I Live"

LeAnn Rimes is a country-pop singer-songwriter, actress and author. Rimes emerged with her first single, "Blue," in 1996, when she was just thirteen years old. She is most recognized for her crossover hit "How Do I Live" which, according to the Billboard charts, is one of the most successful songs in American music history, spending 69 weeks on the Hot 100 chart.

While country singer Trisha Yearwood's version of the song won a Grammy in 1998, Rimes' version outsold Yearwood's by millions of copies. Rimes' other notable songs include "Can't Fight the Moonlight" and "You're the Right Kind of Wrong" and American Idol favorite "I Need You."

She won two Grammy Awards in 1997, Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. With those two Grammys, Rimes became the youngest person to ever win the esteemed award (she was 14 at the time).

She also was the first country music artist to win in the Best New Artist category. Rimes was chosen to sing the theme song "Light the Fire Within" for the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

In 2006, she was selected to sing "Remember When," the official song for Disneyland's 50th-anniversary celebration. Although Rimes has moved more towards country-pop territory in recent years, her voice still receives comparisons to country legend Patsy Cline.

Rimes is an accomplished actress and author, including writing two children’s books, "Jag" and "Jag’s New Friend," as well as the novel, "Holiday in Your Heart" and the inspirational book, "What I Cannot Change."

She is also a philanthropist, having supported a variety of charities in the past including the National Psoriasis Foundation, The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Children’s Miracle Network.


LeAnn Rimes Celebrates Veterans Home This Holiday Season
Grammy award winning vocalist LeAnn Rimes and DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a nonprofit that provides resources for our nation’s veterans, are collaborating this holiday season to celebrate our heroes home.

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