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10 things you might not know about LeAnn Rimes

John Benson • Nov 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Want to go?

• WHAT: LeAnn Rimes

• WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19

• WHERE: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin

• COST: $40, $65, $75 and $90

• INFO: 419-448-8544 ext. 4 or ritztheatre.org/rimes.html

Considering country music star LeAnn Rimes returns to the Buckeye State for a Nov. 19 show at Tiffin’s Ritz Theatre, here are 10 things you might not know about the “Blue” singer.


1.) At the age of 13, Rimes was a bona fide country music star with the release of her multi-platinum debut effort, “Blue.”


2.) Yodeling at an early age, Rimes won her first singing contest singing the song “Getting to Know You.”


3.) With her vocals widely compared to Patsy Cline, Rimes at the time was the youngest country music singer since Tanya Tucker. Incidentally, the song “Blue” was originally written for Cline.


4.) Rimes has dabbled in acting, making a guest appearance on “Days of Our Lives” and in the television movie “Holiday in Your Heart,” which is based on a book she helped write. She also appeared in the films “Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes” and “Northern Lights.”

5.) Speaking of movies, Rimes has made a career out of placing songs on popular film soundtracks like “Anywhere But Here” (“Leaving’s Not Leaving”), “Coyote Ugly” (“Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” “Please Remember,” “The Right Kind of Wrong” and “But I Do Love You”) and “Evan Almighty” (“Ready for a Miracle”)


6.) Supposedly, Rimes has three tattoos: on her left wrist, right hip and lower back. After getting divorced earlier this year, she’s currently dating  “Northern Lights” actor Eddie Cibrian.


7.) After revealing her lifelong battle with autoimmune disease psoriasis, Rimes was involved in a public service announcement to raise awareness about the disease.


8.) Rimes has placed 42 singles — 13 of which are top-10 hits — on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and has scored numerous hit singles in her career. This includes “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” (No. 1 in 11 countries) and “How Do I Live” (the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).


9.) Throughout her nearly 15-year career, Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards.


10.) Rimes’ new cover album “Lady and Gentlemen” is due out early next year. The album’s first single is John Anderson’s 1983 song “Swingin,’” while “Crazy Women,” her second release, recently went to radio.

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