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GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum artist LeAnn Rimes breathes new life into country classics originally performed by male recording artists by reinterpreting each song on her forthcoming new album Lady & Gentlemen due out Sept. 27 on Curb Records.
LeAnn conceived of this concept album in which she covers country greats such as Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Merle Haggard, among others as an opportunity to give a woman's perspective for each song.
The entire album has been rearranged and reinterpreted by LeAnn. 20-time GRAMMY Award-winner Vince Gill, Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, Rascall Flatts) and LeAnn Rimes executive produced the album. Other producers on the album include Justin Niebank and John Hobbs.
"This album was born out of the memories of when I first fell in love with country music and in reflecting, I realized that almost all of my favorite country songs from back then were sung by men," says LeAnn of the album. "I am honored to take a step back in time and sing these songs from a woman's perspective and hopefully help reintroduce them to a new audience."
LeAnn first gave a taste of Lady & Gentlemen last year with the release of the remake of "Swingin'," one of LeAnn's favorite songs as a child, originally performed by John Anderson in 1983. The song earned LeAnn a 2011 GRAMMY nomination for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance."
There will be several bonus tracks on Lady & Gentlemen, including as a special thank you to fans, LeAnn remaking her signature song "Blue" 15 years after it was released. "I have been performing the song for years, it's become a classic that people love just as much as I do, so it felt natural to remake the song for this album that covers country classics," says LeAnn.
Additionally, the album will feature two original new songs as bonus tracks, including her current radio single "Give." The soaring, moving ballad showcases LeAnn's signature voice wrapped around powerful and positive lyrics.
To hear the song, which is currently at radio and available digitally, visit LeAnnRimesWorld.com. "'Give' is a powerful song with a message that I believe needs to be shared with the world, especially in these times of today," LeAnn says. "I'm so honored to sing this song and help spread that message." Also included on the album is "Crazy Women," a fun, up-tempo song about how love drives everyone crazy sometimes.
LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy® Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the "Best New Artist" category.
Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including "Can't Fight the Moonlight" which went #1 in 11 countries, and "How Do I Live," which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.