BBQ, Boots & Bling “Pawty” will Commemorate 10-Year Anniversary PEDIGREE Foundation will commemorate its 10-Year Anniversary with a special event celebration to honor a decade of giving back to shelters and rescues in the U.S. PEDIGREE Foundation Pawty: BBQ, Boots, & Bling will be held on Thursday, October 11th at Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN) with special music by Grammy award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes. SiriusXM’s The Highway host, Storme Warren, will serve as the emcee for the “Pawty.” The event will raise funds to benefit PEDIGREE Foundation grants program that supports organizations that help dogs in need find loving homes. The Pawty will feature a cocktail reception, delicious BBQ buffet dinner, a silent and LIVE auction with a chance to win fabulous trips and autographed celebrity memorabilia. After dinner, attendees will enjoy an exclusive night of music with multi-platinum selling artist LeAnn Rimes, who skyrocketed into stardom with her breakout country hit “Blue” in 1996. Rimes just released her new Re-Imagined EP on June 20 and will be seen in a new Hallmark Original movie, “It’s Christmas, Eve” this holiday season. “I’m a huge animal lover and I am proud to be a part of PEDIGREE Foundation fundraising event,” said LeAnn Rimes. “I always enjoy performing in Nashville and I look forward to being able to raise much-needed funds to help rescue dogs across the country through this amazing non-profit.” Top event sponsors include Dollar General, Hallmark Channel and Transcontinental Packaging. PEDIGREE Foundation was established in 2008 by dog lovers with a passionate belief that every dog deserves a loving home. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation of Mars Petcare that supports shelters and rescue organizations, as well as encouraging people to ADOPT, VOLUNTEER, and DONATE. Since 2008, the foundation has contributed more than $6.7 million through 5,000 grants to shelters and rescues across the country, supporting Mars Petcare’s purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. “PEDIGREE Foundation, through our volunteers and generous donors have been making a difference in the lives of dogs in need for the last ten years,” said Bo Segers, President of PEDIGREE Foundation. “We’re excited to be celebrating a decade of finding needy dogs forever homes and to shine the spotlight on the important work our shelter and rescue partners are doing to get more dogs adopted. The Pawty is going to be an outstanding event and we’re thankful to have fellow dog lovers, LeAnn Rimes and Storme Warren, as part of the evening celebration.” Other event sponsors include Atlantic Packaging, DDB Worldwide and Silgan. Tickets to the Pawty event will go on sale to the public later this summer. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, updates and how to donate to the cause, please visit PEDIGREE Foundation at www.PedigreeFoundation.org. About PEDIGREE Foundation Formed in 2008 by the makers of PEDIGREE® food for dogs, PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work of shelters and dog rescue organizations Continue reading
Multi-platinum Grammy award-winning vocalist, LeAnn Rimes has released “Borrowed”, the final track from her Re-Imagined EP, but surprised fans by making the emotional ballad a duet with music icon Stevie Nicks. “Borrowed (Re-Imagined)” and Rimes full five-track EP Re-Imagined are both available on digital platforms worldwide. Written by LeAnn Rimes, Darrell Brown and Dan Wilson, the original version of “Borrowed” was featured on Rimes critically acclaimed “Spitfire” album (2013). Nicks hand-picked this song to be re-recorded from Rimes catalog. “I first heard ‘Borrowed’ in 2013~ LeAnn was singing it on The Tonight Show,” shared Nicks. “I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry. I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real~ and I understood that it had happened to me… When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was our destiny. LeAnn is the best singer I have ever sung with. You can’t compete with her; you can only keep up with her. To sing with her is to be blessed. She teaches you; she takes you along for the ride~ she takes you on her journey~ and you arrive~ a much better singer. It has been my great pleasure to share this song with her~ and I hope someday we can do it again.” “Borrowed (Re-Imagined)” was produced by Darrell Brown, Waddy Wachtel, LeAnn Rimes and Stevie Nicks. “Stevie has been inspiring me as a songwriter and performer since I can remember,” says Rimes. “To know that my music has seeped its way into her heart the way her music has into mine is magical. Connecting with her, not only musically, but on a soul level, understanding what it’s like to be a woman with passion, a pen and a desire to tell the most authentic, heartfelt truth through song has been an experience that’s forever left an imprint on my life. “ For the past few months, the powerhouse vocalist has been surprising fans with re-imagined versions of some of her biggest hits over the course of her career: “Blue”, “How Do I Live”, “Can’t Fight the Moonlight”, “One Way Ticket” and “Borrowed”, all featured on the Re-Imagined EP. Rimes has performed these new renditions on her Remnants tour last year, and received such a positive response, that the two-time Grammy winner wanted to make them available to everyone. This EP serves as a personal thank you to her fans for their support. For more information on LeAnn Rimes, visit www.leannrimesworld.com.
In late May, Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist LeAnn Rimes surprised “American Idol” contestant Layla Spring and her little sister Dyxie Spring when she walked out on stage and joined them in singing her breakout hit “Blue.” Rimes made the country tune a worldwide hit when she released it back in 1996 where it remained #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart for more than three months. “I was honored to be asked by ‘American Idol’ to surprise Layla and Dyxie Spring on the season finale,” shared Rimes. “The ‘American Idol’ team can sure keep a secret! The sweethearts had no idea; it felt like a surprise birthday party! The two of them bring so much joy to the world, and I hope I was able to give them a little of it back.” Following the intimate performance, “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest announced Rimes will be releasing a brand EP titled Re-Imagined on June 20. The project will feature five new renditions of some of her biggest classics including her previously released versions of “How Do I Live,” “One Way Ticket” and others as well as “Blue.” “I originally recorded the song ‘Blue’ right before I turned 12 years old,” Rimes explains exclusively to Taste of Country. “It is crazy to think how this one song changed the course of my life. After 24 years of performing the song it was due for a simple ‘Re-imagining’ of the arrangement for my Remnants tour last year. Starting out this version with just the bass guitar with me singing the opening word of the song just goes to show you how special of a song it is. I wanted to share this live version of the track with you and truly hope you enjoy as much as we did performing it. “ Fans can purchase and stream the new re-imagined “Blue” as heard on the ABC hit show now on all digital platforms. Globally, Rimes has sold more than 44 million units, won 2 Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award. For more information on Rimes and her new Re-Imagined EP, please visit www.leannrimesworld.com.
Christmas has come early! Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes will release her new Christmas album, “Today is Christmas”, on October 16, 2015. The album was recorded in Los Angeles at Capitol Recording Studios and Sunset Sound Studios; and was co-produced by Rimes, Darrell Brown and Niko Bolas. Rimes also co-wrote two original songs for the album, the title track, “Today is Christmas”, as well as “I Still Believe in Santa Claus”. [bctt tweet=”Preview @LeannRimes ‘Celebrate Me Home’ and watch the making of the recording with @GavinDeGraw”] Released by Kobalt Label Services, “Today is Christmas” will be available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon today, September 18, 2015. The pre-order will include an instant grat track, “Celebrate Me Home”, a holiday favorite that Rimes recorded as a duet with Grammy nominated artist, Gavin DeGraw. CLICK TO LISTEN HERE: http://smarturl.it/leann_cmh. To make the album even more merry and bright, Rimes also teamed up with hit recording artist Aloe Blacc for a soulful duet of the song, “That Spirit of Christmas”. “I try to remain in the Christmas spirit all year long”, says Rimes, “so I am hoping my fans will be right there with me – singing all the way into the New Year”. She continues, “I was able to collaborate with some incredibly talented vocalists and musicians to make this amazing record, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.” “Today is Christmas” Track List: 1. Today Is Christmas 2. We Need A Little Christmas 3. That Spirit of Christmas (Featuring Aloe Blacc) 4. I Still Believe In Santa Claus 5. Holly Jolly Christmas / Frosty The Snowman 6. Celebrate Me Home (Featuring Gavin DeGraw) 7. Must Be Santa 8. Christmas Time is Here 9. The Heartache Can Wait 10. Little Drummer Boy 11. Joy (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark The Herald Angels Sing) 12. Auld Lang Syne To celebrate the new record, Rimes announced that she will be hitting the West Coast on her annual Christmas tour which will be appropriately called, “Today is Christmas”. The tour kicks off in Tacoma, Washington on December 4th with Ellee Duke opening. For more information on LeAnn Rimes and her tour dates and tickets, please visit: www.leannrimesworld.com and visit www.youtube.com/user/leannrimesofficial.
Watch LeAnn Rimes Video for Borrowed Second Single Off Upcoming Album. LeAnn Rimes‘ current single, “Borrowed“, the second from her highly anticipated upcoming album, Spitfire, is an emotional and raw song. Considering the very public history she has with her current husband, Eddie Cibrian, and the theme of the song (borrowing someone who isn’t yours…), it’s a little difficult not to assume that this single is coming from a very personal place. Regardless of the back story though, this really is a very powerful song, and Rimes pours every bit of her talented into it. Listen to it below, and let us know what you think! “Borrowed” and the first single from the album “What Have I Done” are both currently available on iTunes (click the songs to purchase!). Spitfire is expected to release this Spring. Need more? Check out the acoustic version of “Borrowed” on LeAnn’s official page. Watch LeAnn Rimes New Video for Single “Borrowed“.
LeAnn Rimes Sings Duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar on The X-Factor. Earlier this week, LeAnn Rimes stopped by The X-Factor to perform a duet with one of the remaining three finalists, Carly Sonenclar, and as seems to always be the case these days, drama has been stirred up. Since the performance, various folks have criticized Rimes for trying to out-sing the contestant, and some even got petty enough to suggest the country singer was drunk…or at least tipsy. Personally, I didn’t think it was her best ever performance, but seriously, people, she kind of set the bar pretty high for herself. As far as out-singing Carly, even if that was the case, she held her own, so no harm done. I really think that those folks that are stirring this pot are just mixing up trouble that isn’t really there. For her part, Rimes responded, like she does, via Twitter with the following statement: Wondering what all the fuss is about? Watch the video for yourself below, and don’t forget to tell us what you think. Watch: LeAnn Rimes Performs with X-Factor Contestant Carly Sonenclar.
Drink Recipes Inspired By Country Music Lyrics, This Is Your Shot of Country: LeAnn Rimes Blue! What goes better with Country Music than a good drink? Not much! So, we’re goin’ straight to the source and bringing you recipes inspired by our favorite country music lyrics. So, grab a glass and get ready! This week, we’re looking to one of country music’s reigning favorites, LeAnn Rimes, and her 1996 classic “Blue” to help come up with our drink recipe! So, for all those that sometimes feel so lonesome they could cry…this one is for you! Watch the video below to check in with HaleighT, and get the recipe! Try it out for yourself and share your thoughts by commenting below OR finding us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER! Cheers ya’ll! Shot of Country: LeAnn Rimes “Blue“.
LeAnn Opens Up with Katie Couric On ABC’s Upcoming All Access Nashville Special Report. LeAnn Rimes will be featured in the upcoming “20/20” special report: All Access Nashville, and she opens up to Katie Couric about her recent voluntary stint at a 30 day treatment program, the stress of her career and more. “I feel like I am starting over even though I’ve had all these years behind me. How many people get to (start) over again in this day and age?” LeAnn Rimes It is sure to be an enlightening and candid interview, and you can check out a clip below. It will air on ABC on Friday, October 26th at 9 p.m. ET. Other country music powerhouses like Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and the Pistol Annies will also be featured! Rimes will also guest on Katie Couric’s daytime show today which you can catch online. Rimes just recently debuted her revamped fan website, and she will be releasing new single, “What Have I Done” in December. Watch LeAnn Rimes Interviewed by Katie Couric Clip.
LeAnn Rimes Official Fan Website Is Back Up and Running! Calling all LeAnn Rimes fans!! Your all access portal to one of your favorite country music superstars is now back and open for business! As of Thursday, August 23rd, LeAnnRimesWorld.com is once again in operation, and fans can sign up for the “Spitfire Social Club” (just a $12.99 yearly fee) to receive all kinds of exclusive info straight from the horses mouth…LeAnn Rimes herself, that is! So what will Spitfire Social Club members be getting exactly? With access to never before seen pics and blog posts from Rimes, it sounds like its just a couple notches above what we currently get from her personal Twitter account. LeAnn for her part is pretty pumped about the reconstructed site! “I am so thrilled to finally be launching a brand new, interactive, site for my fans. We’ll be digging into the old times and breaking into an exciting new phase of my life and career.” -LeAnn Rimes I went ahead and took a gander at the new site, and I gotta say its pretty sleak (and there are some pretty cool photos of Rimes!). Naturally, the country music singin’ veteran isn’t about to do this whole brand new website unveiling in a small way…there’s more. Those eager fans who sign up for the “Spitfire Social Club” between Thursday, August 23rd and Tuesday, August 28th (that’s just a couple days!) get the chance to join in on a live chat with Rimes on August 28th from 9am-9:40am PDT, which just happens to be her 30th birthday! Sounds like a pretty cool experience, right? On top of though, one of those lucky fans will win…get this…the corset that she is wearing on the cover of her new album, Spitfire. And yes, it will be signed. The upcoming album will be released later this year with the title single dropping in December. So, get ready!
LeAnn Rimes Undergoes Dental Surgery, Shows Canceled. LeAnn Rimes is currently recovering from emergency dental surgery she underwent on July 30th. The country singer had to have an extensive root canal in order to curb pain she had begun experiencing previously. No doubt the pain was impacting her ability to perform. Rimes was forced to cancel shows in both Ohio and Indiana due to the procedure. Always the active Tweeter, LeAnn has communicated with fans via the social forum to apologize for the canceled shows, promising to reschedule at a later date. Unfortunately, the star will have to undergo additional surgery in a few more days.