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LeAnn Rimes has been in the spotlight for the majority of her life. After rising to stardom at age 13 with her song “Blue“, which made her the youngest country star since Tanya Tucker in 1972, she has had an extremely successful career over the last couple decades.
Her 1996 debut album, Blue, reached number one of the Top Country Albums chart and is certified multi-platinum. Since then, she has been praised for her similarity to country legend Patsy Cline’s vocal style.
Her next few albums were more in the country-pop genre, but they were just as good! She has won two Grammys, three Academy of Country Music awards, one Country Music Association awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music Award.
With 10 studio albums under her belt, three compilations albums and two greatest hits albums, she has over 40 singles that have been on the charts since she broke out on the scene in 1996.
One of the many things she excels at, is covering classic country artists like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. In 2013, LeAnn paid tribute to the late Patsy Cline in an amazing and emotional performance at the American Country Awards. Singing Patsy’s “Leavin’ On Your Mind” and “Crazy“, LeAnn stunned the audience and even shed some tears. (So did we!)
Watch her awe-inspiring performance below:
Now, this wasn’t the first time LeAnn paid tribute to a late country icon. When she was just 15-years-old, she sang Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” at an awards show. She put her own twist to the song, but she did an amazing job.
Watch her beautiful performance below.
There is no doubt that Patsy and Hank are looking down and beaming. LeAnn’s tributes to both of the singers were beautifully done and we imagine they would both be very proud!
None of this could have happened without her amazing breakout single, “Blue“, and if you haven’t heard it, you definitely should! Take a listen to the wonderful song below!
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