CLEARWATER - Ruth Eckerd Hall is proud to announce Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes in concert on Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
The evening will be an intimate night with Rimes and her fans as she performs her greatest hits, memorable covers and all-new songs from her upcoming album. This will be Rimes first performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Rising to fame as an 8-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of StarSearch, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song Blue when she was 13 years-old, Rimes became the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.
Bursting into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album’s eponymous leadoff single, Blue, was originally intended to be recorded by Patsy Cline in the early 60s. It became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Cline’s vocal style.
When Rimes released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums release into the next decade.
Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award. She has also released ten studio albums and four compilation albums through her record label of 13 years, Asylum-Curb, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996.
She has sold more than 37 million records worldwide, with 20.3 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990-00 decade.
Reserved tickets priced at $75 and $45 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.rutheckerdhall.com.