LeAnn Rimes Undergoes Dental Surgery, Shows Canceled. LeAnn Rimes is currently recovering from emergency dental surgery she underwent on July 30th. The country singer had to have an extensive root canal in order to curb pain she had begun experiencing previously. No doubt the pain was impacting her ability to perform. Rimes was forced to cancel shows in both Ohio and Indiana due to the procedure. Always the active Tweeter, LeAnn has communicated with fans via the social forum to apologize for the canceled shows, promising to reschedule at a later date. Unfortunately, the star will have to undergo additional surgery in a few more days.
LeAnn Rimes Starts Work On New Album of Original Songs! LeAnn Rimes is headed to the studio next month to start recording a new album of original music! All the song-writing is done, and now she just has to sit down and hammer out those vocals. Last year, Rimes released the impressive project of covers, Lady & Gentlemen, where she tackled some of country music’s most iconic hits from the male greats in the industry. We were super proud of her for taking on such a creative concept, and of course, she totally blew it out of the water! (Catch HaleighT’s review here.) Sure, a lot of what we’ve heard from LeAnn for awhile now has been gossip and “non-stories” mostly spread by paparazzi. However, no amount of bad press will ever change the fact that Rimes is still one of the most talented and gifted female artists the country music scene has had the pleasure of claiming. CMNB definitely can’t wait to see what she’ll offer up with this new album!
Craig Campbell Will Join Hazel Smith On CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks. American Country Award nominee Craig Campbell will be a guest on CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks! This Saturday, November 19, Campbell will get in the kitchen with Hazel Smith! They will talk food, how he made his way to Nashville and this past busy year of his career. This episode will also feature the new CMT original movie Reel Love. Starring Burt Reynolds and Leann Rimes, this flick is sure to make for a cozy evening! Campbell’s latest hits “Family Man” and “Fish” will also be discussed, along with his brand new single “When I Get It!”
Leann Rimes Makes Magic With Her 12th Studio Album! Leann Rimes has done a brilliant thing with the help of Vince Gill and Darrell Brown! Lady & Gentlemen was released late September and is a collection of some of Rimes’ favorite country classics! As the album title says, this is a playlist full of gentlemen hits sung by a lady with a powerful voice! “Wasted Days And Wasted Nights”, “Rose Colored Glasses“, “Help Me Make It Through The Night“, and “When I Call Your Name” are just a few songs from the ablum that literally brought a smile to my face and chills to my body when I heard them for the first time! It is more than obvious that Leann Rimes has one of the most gifted and talented voices in music that there has ever been (anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves!). She has definitely done Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, John Conlee, George Jones, John Anderson and the rest of her heroes proud! Taking their legendary songs and tweaking them ever-so-slightly to make sense from a woman’s perspective is easily one of the best pieces of work created in a long while! Me telling you how great this album is will not come close to the beauty that comes from hearing it first hand! I HIGHLY suggest that you get your paws on a copy pronto! The last track on the album, “Give“, is her current single on radio now! Below is the video for that touching tune! =) Lady & Gentlemen Track Listing 1. Swingin’ 2. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights 3. The Only Mama That’ll Walk The Line 4. I Can’t Be Myself 5. 16 Tons 6. Help Me Make It Through The Night 7. Rose Colored Glasses 8. A Good Hearted Woman 9. When I Call Your Name 10. He Stopped Loving Her Today 11. Blue 12. The Bottle Let Me Down 13. Crazy Women 14. Give [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vALhBgHC_FE]
LeAnn Rimes To Headline ACM Lifting Lives Concert. LeAnn Rimes is set to headline ACM’s first Lifting Lives Concert. The benefit will be held at Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, winner of the Academy of Country Music Nightclub of the Year Award. The venue has chosen to underwrite the cost of the event so that one-hundred percent of ticket sales can go to the charitable cause. The concert is scheduled for August 15th and will start at 7:30pm. ACM Lifting Lives is the charity associated with the Academy of Country Music with the mission of improving lives through the power of music. Every year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs in addition to serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship. Tickets for general admission are $25 and include appetizers and an open bar. VIP tickets run for $95 and include a premiere viewing area for the concert and a VIP reception to meet and greet the artist. Crystal Bowersox will also be performing in addition to Rimes.
LeAnn Rimes Holds Benefit for Victims of Recent Tornadoes. With yet another bout of tornadoes and storms devastating parts of the U.S., country stars and country music fans continue to rally in support of the victims coping with the aftermath. LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian are no exception. Rimes has announced she will be co-hosting a special event with Cibrian, “An Evening with Leann Rimes” in an effort to raise funds and support those still reeling from the consequences of the storms. “We all need a hand sometimes and this is the time. Our heart goes out to Alabama and Missouri and all those affected by the recent tragedies there. I am happy Eddie and I can help out in some way.” -LeAnn Rimes The benefit will include an all acoustic set performed by Rimes as well as a silent auction before the show with signed memorabilia from Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and the cast of Glee. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a special auction for a private drink with Rimes and Cibrian after the show. The concert and auction will be held at Jacksonville’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Sunday, June 5th. Tickets run for $65.00 or $100.00 for VIP seating. VIP seating also includes an autographed photo from LeAnn Rimes and a private Q&A. All proceeds will go to benefit the victims of the recent storms.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian tie the knot in a surprise ceremony. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian have taken a lot of heat for their whirlwhind romance, which budded while both were still married to their own respected partners. Yesterday’s surprise wedding have many coming to realize this was more than a 7-year-itch fling. Friends and family in attendance had been told the event would be an engagement party and found out about the ceremony after they arrived. Eddie’s children from his previous marriage were also in attendance. The couple, who became engaged in December, met while filming Northern Lights, a made-for-TV movie. After rumors of their romantic relationship surfaced in 2009, Cibrian filed for divorce from his wife, model Brandi Glanville. Rimes and her husband, Dean Sheremet, filed divorce documents a short time later. They were married for seven years. What’s your opinion: Selfish homewreckers, or entitled to new/true love?
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are officially engaged. LeAnn Rimes announced on twitter last Monday that Eddie Cibrian are officially tying the knot. She’s quoted as posting “Thank you for all your well wishes!! We are extremely excited and look forward to a beautiful future. It’s been an incredible last few days, I was shocked!!! We are blessed, our families are so happy and our lives are filled with love.”
Through the fuss and muss of tabloids and trash journalism, LeAnn Rimes comes out on top with “Crazy Women”. It’s been a heck of a year for LeAnn Rimes, but there’s one thing about her that can not be denied! Girl’s got talent! Take a listen to her new single “Crazy Women” and try telling me otherwise. From preteen to post-divorce, each life challenge only seems to add to the character and depth of her voice. Sure, this is a more light-hearted song, but underneath it all, is an amazing vocalist who’s gotten just about enough flack from the media and should be recognized for the gift she shares with her fans. Country Music Photo Gallery
Check out this new video from LeAnn Rimes, “Swinging.” Country Music Photo Gallery