LeAnn Rimes to perform May concert in Greeneville

9:57 am | March 4, 2013

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center will present “An Evening with LeAnn Rimes” on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 for orchestra and mezzanine sections, $50 for balcony, and will go on sale Monday, March 4, at 10 a.m.

The 1,130-seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School in Greeneville.

“We are pleased to welcome LeAnn to Greeneville for a great evening of entertainment,” said Tom Bullard, Executive Director of the NPAC.  “Since her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, she has sold over 37 million records worldwide. That initial album reached the #1 position on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America.”
Born Margaret LeAnn Rimes Aug. 28, 1982, these days she is best known as LeAnn Rimes, an American country/pop singer. She is known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song “Blue” when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.

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 10 studio albums and four compilation albums through her record label, Asylum-Curb, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes

Bullard said he has had the pleasure of working with Rimes previously.
“She is a truly amazing performer and our audience will enjoy multiple hits,” he added. “Many persons don’t realize that her hit single, ‘Blue,’ was originally intended to be recorded by Patsy Cline in the early 1960s. Amazingly she gained early national attention and acclaim for her similarity to Cline’s vocal style. Of course, she has since made a move into a more contemporary sound… let’s call it country pop… over the last decade.”
For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com

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