I met LeAnn Rimes in Salisbury, Maryland, in the fall of 2005. She was very sweet.
While she has been performing since she was a little girl, she blasted onto the country music scene with her Top Ten hit, “Blue”, in the summer of 1996. The follow-up single, “One Way Ticket (Because I Can)”, topped the chart and would become her only number one song on the Billboard Country chart.
She charted 17 hits on the Country chart with 12 of them reaching the Top Ten, including this one from 2005. “Something’s Gotta Give” reached #2.
Along with her country albums, LeAnn also released two great pop albums, “Twisted Angel” (2002) and “Whatever We Wanna” (2006). I love both of them, but, sadly, they didn’t do much for her crossover to pop domination.
However, she did chart nine hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with “How Do I Live” spending 69 weeks on that chart, which was a record, at the time, in the late-1990s. That song sold more than three million copies.
Another one of my favorite LeAnn Rimes’ songs is the last single released from “This Woman” in late 2005. Sadly, “Some People” only reached #34 on the Country charts.
Although this long winter is just now ending and Christmas is a still about eight months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about it!
These decorations are in the studio where LeAnn is recording her second Christmas album! Her first, “What A Wonderful Life”, came out in October 2004.
‘Tis the season, early!