LeAnn Rimes announces Spitfire release date

LeAnn Rimes.

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes is releasing her new album, SPITFIRE, on June 4, 2013. Rimes, who co-wrote nine of the songs on her newest offering, says:

“This album is a peek into my world; who I am, what I’ve gone through, what my emotions are. It’s an intimate conversation between me and whoever’s listening. I hope I’m saying things that are hard for others to express. It certainly took me a lot of work to get to this point. And it’s still easier to sing these thoughts than it is to say them out loud. The intimacy in my music is just beginning.”

SPITFIRE is co-produced by Darrell Brown, LeAnn’s longtime friend, whom she calls her “writing soul mate”. Rimes speaks of this album as a “journey” and says there were several memorable moments along the way from having multi-Grammy award-winning engineer, Al Schmitt (Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones) mix several songs to having Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminsky sing background vocals on “What Have I Done?”. After ten years of trying to write or record with Rob Thomas, the planets aligned as Rob added an undeniable groove to “Gasoline and Matches”, which also features the legendary signature guitar styling’s of Jeff Beck, whom LeAnn previously worked with on a Barbra Streisand tribute at the Grammys to benefit MusiCares.

The physical CD will launch exclusively at Walmart and is currently available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/Spitfire1. Check out the official cover and track listing for her new album below and let us know if you’ll be getting your copy on June 4th:

LeAnn Rimes - Spitfire cover.

 SPITFIRE Track Listing:

1. Spitfire

(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / David Baerwald)

2. What Have I Done? with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminsky

(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / David Baerwald)

3. Gasoline & Matches with Rob Thomas and Jeff Beck

(Buddy and Julie Miller)

4. Borrowed

(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Dan Wilson)

5. You Ain’t Right

(Liz Rose / Chris Stapleton / Morgane Hayes)

6. I Do Now

(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Dan Wilson)

7. Where I Stood

(Missy Higgins)

8. You’ve Ruined Me

(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / John Shanks)

9. Bottle

(Christina Aldendifer and Gary Burr)

10. A Waste Is A Terrible Thing To Mind

(LeAnn Rimes / David Baerwald / Darrell Brown)

11. Just A Girl Like You

(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Nathan Chapman)

12. God Takes Care of Your Kind

(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Dean Sheremet)

13. Who We Really Are

(Sarah Buxton and Darrell Brown)

14. Borrowed (Live) – Bonus Track

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