Why Famous: LeeAnn Rimes began singing and performing as a child and was only 13 years old wen she released the single "Blue" written by Billy Mack. The song and the album, also called "Blue", made her famous and her voice was compared to country music legend Patsy Cline. Rimes went on to win three Grammy awards, best new artist, best country song, & best country female vocal performance in 1997.
Later Rimes music became more influenced by contemporary pop and she released a series of albums including 1997's "You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs" featuring her smash single "How Do I Live".
- 2002-02-23 "Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas
- 2010-06-19 Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage
- 2011-04-22 American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California
- 1996-07-09 "Blue" debut album by LeAnn Rimes is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1997)
- 1997-02-26 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
- 1997-06-16 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes win
- 1997-12-08 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes & Spice Girls win