Le Ann Rimes Biography
Le Ann Rimes' rise to country music stardom.
Name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes
Birthdate; August 28,1982
Birthplace: Jackson Miss. moved to
Garland Texas at age 6
Height: 5ft 6 in
LeAnn Rimes is the daughter of Wilbur and Balinda Rimes , whom divorced in 1997.
Wilbur Rimes is also LeAnns producer, and co manager with Lyle Walker. LeAnn now lives
in Sherman Oaks California with her mother, and she has a pet pomeranian named Raven.
Her hobbies include shopping, kick-boxing, softball, inline skating, race car driving,
bowling, tennis, weight training, and swimming. Her favorite movies are The Body Guard,
and The Shawshank Redemption, and her favorite TV shows are Beverly Hills 90210, and
Miss Rimes favorite colors are red, black, blue, and white, and her favorite foods are steak,
baked potatoes, and chicken fettucine.Her favorite charities include St Jude Childrens
Hospital, T.J Martell Foundation, D.A.R.E. , Operation Smile, and Dont Mess With Texas
LeAnn has many favorite actors, actresses, and artists including Pop stars, and those include
Kevin Costner, Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Bullock, Shirley Maclaine, Audrey Hepburn,
Bette Midler,Tim McGraw, Bryan White and Hal Ketchum, Brandy, Alanis Morrisette,
Cline Dion, and Whitney Houston. Her musical influences are Reba Mcintire, Judy Garland,
Patsy Cline, Wynonna , and Barbara Streisand.
LeAnn has acted as Tiny Tim in a Dallas production of A Christmas Carol , acted in an
ABC TV movie based on Holiday In Your Heart, and played a runaway in the daytime soap
opera Days of Our Lives.
When LeAnn was 8 she was the winner two weeks in a row on Star Search singing “Dont
Worry About Me”. At the age of nine a Dallas disc jockey Bill Mack heard Le Ann singing
the National Anthem at a sporting event and he knew he had found a voice for the song he
had written 40 years prior to Patsy Cline called Blue.
Miss Rimes Co wrote the Christma story Holiday in Your Heart with Tom Carter, recorded
“ Cattle Call” with Eddy Arnold, and recorded the pop smash hit “ Written in The Stars”
with Elton John. She appeared in the VH1 special Divas Live 99 with Whitney Houston,
Cher, Tina Turner, Brandy, Faith Hill, Elton John, and Mary J Blige.
LeAnns version of “ How do I Live” set a record when it spent 69 consecutive weeks on
billboards pop charts for 32 weeks in the top 10. Longer than any song in history, and she
was the first country artist to sell more than 3 million copies of a single.
The song “ You Light Up My Life” Inspirational songs album debuted at No.1 on the
country, pop, and christian charts in 1997 and no other album has ever accomplished this
Le Anns awards include CMA, ACM, AMA, and Grammys. In 1996 at the ACM she won
Top new female vocalist, Single record of the year for “ Blue”, and Song of the year for
“Blue”. At Grammys she won Best Femal country vocal performance, and Best new Artist
(Overall)She was the first country artist to ever win Best new Artist award. In 1997 at the
CMA she won the Horizon award, and she was the youngest person ever to win this CMA
award. At the AMA she won Favorite new Artist- Country
Her Platinum Albums include “ Blue” 1996 6 million sold, “ You Light Up My Life”
1997 sold 4 million, “Unchained Melody” - the early years 1997 sold 2 million, “ Sittin
On Top Of The World” 1998 sold 1 million. Le Anns billbord top 10 singles are Blue #1
in 1996, One Way Ticket #1 in 1996, Unchained Melody #3 in 1997, The Light in Your
Eyes #5 1997, On The Side Of Angels #4 in 1998, Commitment #4 in 1998, Nothing New
Under The Moon #10 in 1998