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Leann Rimes

  • LeAnn was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.
  • While making a guest appearance on Days of Our Lives, LeAnn also filmed a public service announcement about teenage runaways for NBC's The More You Know.
  • LeAnn has covered 3 famous artists: Dolly Parton (the song I Will Always Love You), the Beatles (the song Yesterday), and Prince (the song Purple Rain).
  • Her 1999 album LeAnn Rimes contained her own unique interpretations of 11 of country music's best known standards, including "Crazy" and "Me and Bobby McGee".
  • LeAnn donated her artist fee and royalties from her hit single "I Need You" to create a wing at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Tennessee called the LeAnn Rimes Adventure Gym.
  • LeAnn co-wrote the book Holiday in Your Heart with Tom Carter in early 1997.
  • LeAnn says her most priced possession is a ruby and diamond ring that was given to her by her godparents.
  • LeAnn learned how to yodel at an early age.
  • At the age of 5, LeAnn won her first singing contest singing the song "Getting to Know You".
  • LeAnn and her family moved to Garland, Texas when she was 7 years old.
  • According to LeAnn, her parents have been her strongest and best influence in life.
  • LeAnn says her musical influences include Patsy Cline, Barbara Steisand, and Reba McEntire.
  • In 2004, LeAnn revealed that for years she had suffered from the skin disorder eczema.
  • LeAnn's hit single "Blue", was originally supposed to be recorded by Patsy Cline. However, upon Patsy's death, the song literally sat in the recording studio's vault.
  • In 1997, LeAnn made her acting debut in starring in the ABC movie Holiday in Your Heart alongside one of her idols, Bernadette Peters.
  • In 2000, LeAnn made her motion picture debut in the film Coyote Ugly.
  • After spending many years living in Los Angeles, LeAnn and her husband Dean now reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • LeAnn lived for many years in Garland, Texas at an apartment complex called Pecan Knoll.
  • In May 2000, filed a lawsuit against her father, Wilbur, and his partner and LeAnn's co-manager alleging that they stole more than $7 million of her earnings. The two have since settled the matter out of court.

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