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LeAnn Rimes Launches New Site

LeAnn Rimes.

Curb Records artist LeAnn Rimes launched her brand new website today as she amps up promotion for her upcoming album “Spitfire.” Her new website includes a brand new fan club called “Spitfire Social Club” which will give fans access to exclusive behind the scenes pictures, new information, pictures, contests, and web-chats with LeAnn. Her first web-chat as part of the new fan club will kick off on Tuesday, August 28th at 9 am PST. Fans can sign up now for the new fan club to get ready to chat with the singer herself next week. The fan club costs $12.99 to join per year.

LeAnn will be releasing her new single, the title track from the new album, “Spitfire,” this December. Her album will be released early 2013. Check out her new website at leannrimesworld.com.

LeAnn Rimes Recovering From Surgery

LeAnn Rimes.

Curb Nashville artist LeAnn Rimes was forced to cancel shows in Ohio and Indiana last week due to an emergency surgery she underwent yesterday. She’s now at home after an extensive root canal procedure for pain relief that had started earlier this month. She will need a second surgery on Monday, but it’s expected to only be a minor surgery. Yesterday’s root canal was the second surgery LeAnn has had this year; she had a procedure done for pain relief back in February.

While she isn’t performing while she’s recovering she is still hard at work. LeAnn is working on the cover art for her brand new upcoming album “Spitfire,” which is her last contractually obligated album on Curb Records. She was signed to Curb when she was 11 years old. There’s no release date yet for her album which is expected out later this year.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Rachel Holder

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It makes sense that Rachel Holder recorded a version of Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.”  The 19-year-old singer is herself on the edge of, if not glory, what may prove to be a successful career in country music.

Yes, there ae plenty of other young, pretty singers out there with her, all vying for your attention.  But unlike some who might need a gimmick to grab that attention, Holder aims to attract it with one thing and one thing only:  Her talent.  She has a powerful, four-octave range that can both touch and amaze you at the same time.

We’ve already been given a taste of that talent with the release of her single “In Your Arms,” which only needed a few weeks to start impacting the charts.

Right now the native of Chattanooga, Tennessee is busy working on her debut album, Unstoppable, for Curb Records.  It’s being produced by Chuck Howard and Wilbur Rimes, who is LeAnn’s  father.  If he’s able to help Rachel find a fraction of his daughter’s success, then she won’t be on the edge of glory, she’ll be smack dab in the middle of it.

In the following interview, we talk with Rachel about her single, fans going gaga for her Gaga cover, who inspires her (plus her encounters with those people) and finding her way with faith.

VIDEO: Rachel Holder’s “In Your Arms”

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It’s fitting that Rachel Holder released the video for her “In Your Arms” on this Easter weekend.  The powerful and touching tune is a love song through and through and can be interpreted many different ways — including ways that fit perfectly with this weekend.

The video made its premiere yesterday across all of the CMT platforms.  That would include CMT Pure, CMT.com, CMT Mobile and the CMT Insider app for iPad and iPhone.  It’s directed by Eric Welch, who also directed Lee Brice’s “A Woman Like You.’

If you’ve never heard the 19-year-old native from East Tennessee before, prepare yourself for a delivery that is both sweet and strong.  The Curb Records recording artist is still working on her debut album.  It’s being produced by Chuck Howard and Wilbur Rimes, who happens to be the father of LeAnn Rimes.

Until her debut disc drops, her fans will have to be happy holding onto “In Your Arms,” which is also available on iTunes.

Keep up with Rachel Holder at www.rachelholder.com, on Facebook and Twitter @RachelHolder.

Miranda Lambert & LeAnn Rimes Duet?

Miranda Lambert. photo credit: Ted Efron.

Could we soon be hearing the ultimate spitfire duet from Miranda Lambert and LeAnn Rimes? If Twitter is to be trusted… yes! LeAnn is back in the studio working on a brand new album, and the pair joked about collaborating on a song for the album through social media. It was through the teasing from Miranda that LeAnn announced the title of the new album – “Spitfire.”

@miranda_lambert: @leannrimes always tweets stuff that makes me think. Who runs the world….GULZ! (girls in a dramatic British accent)!:)”

@leannrimes: @miranda_lambert love it! Thx mamma :) thinkin is good, unless our hair catches fire from over thinking.

@miranda_lambert: i do like fire tho:)

@leannrimes: @miranda_lambert hope you’re having fun on tour. Girls and fire….song in there somewhere!

@miranda_lambert: I smell a co-write! TX girls!:)

@leannrimes: My new album is called “Spitfire” as in “You make me want to spit fire” so, I see us GURLZZZZ starting some heat … together soon. Let’s make it happen. xoxo”

What do you think about this possible collaboration? Which two artists would be your dream duet?

GRAMMY Gab: The Band Perry And The New Artist Award

The Band Perry. photo credit: Big Machine

The Band Perry is up for Best New Artist Award at tomorrow night’s GRAMMY Awards.  Kimberly, Neil and Reid are up against non-country performers Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Skrillex.  So what are the odds of TBP taking home the trophy? Recent history says, pretty good.  Overall, history, not so much.

Recently country performers have done very well with the Best New Artist  category.  Recent winners include The Zac Brown Band (2009), Carrie Underwood (2006), Shelby Lynne (2000) and LeAnn Rimes (1996).  Before that, we have to go all the way back to Bobbie Gentry in 1967, the same year The Beatles took home the Album of the Year Award for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  (Gentry also won a GRAMMY that year for Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance for “Ode To Billie Joe.”  I’d certainly count that as country!)

DVR Alert: LeAnn Rimes On HGTV’s Interiors Inc.

Leann Rimes & Eddie Cibrian

Curb Records country music artist LeAnn Rimes will be appearing on an upcoming episode of HGTV’s “Interiors, Inc.” with her husband Eddie Cibrian. The couple will work with designer Jonathan Pierce to furnish their new condo in Chicago. The episode airs this Sunday, January 28th on HGTV at 9:30 pm EST. Danny Gokey will also be featured on the episode.

Country Stars Make TLC’s Top 10 Weddings Of 2011 List

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert. photo credit: Robert Evans.

TLC put together a countdown of the top ten weddings of 2011, and some of country music’s biggest weddings made the cut. Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs, and LeAnn Rimes and Eddie’s weddings all charted in the chart. Kate Middleton and Prince William were named the number one wedding of the year. No surprise there! TLC just aired the special tonight. Country music had the most weddings charting out of all genres!

What would you consider to be the biggest country music wedding of 2011?

LeAnn Rimes To Perform at WBCT Benefit For Kids

Clear Channel Country WBCT/GRAND RAPIDS, MI made the announcement that LeAnn Rimes will be performing at a benefit show for Standup For Kids.

The show will benefit the national nonprofit charitable organization, which is dedicated to ending youth homelessness in the United States.

The concert will be held at the Cityscape Event Center on Thursday, November 17th at 7p (ET).




CMA Awards Announce First Round Of Presenters


The Country Music Association announced today its first round of presenters for the 45th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Lauren Alaina,  Dierks Bentley, Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Jake Owen, Reba McEntire, and Leann Rimes are the first group of presenters for the award show on November 9th.

Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will perform his single “Run” live with Sugarland during the broadcast. Sugarland was previously announced as one of the performers at this year’s award show.

The 45th annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on ABC at 8 pm EST on November 9th. They’ll once again be co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.