LeAnn Loves The Old Timers' Tunes
LeAnn Rimes is pumped about her upcoming album, Lady and Gentlemen, a country covers album produced by her buddy, Vince Gill. Rimes shares with cmt.com, "It's cool that there is this buzz about it, so I can't wait for people to hear it and see that it's as good as they're thinking it's going to be. And I say that as humbly as possible because I think it's such a great record. People don't make records like this anymore."
LeAnn reveals her father's reaction, the first time she played her new CD for him, saying, "He just heard it the other day and he cried. He's so proud of it. My dad is so hardcore when it comes to loving old-school country. If I didn't offend him with anything we've changed, hopefully no one else will be. I mean, I got it past my biggest critic and he loves it, so that's cool. I'm really excited about that." She adds about her choice to record remakes, "My dad was the one who raised me on that country music. I listened to a lot of those types of men that he grew up on. Patsy Cline was the only female that I remember listening to over and over again. Otherwise, it was Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson and Hank Williams. I think it was my dad who turned me to the light."
Lady and Gentlemen is scheduled to hit stores on October 5. Prior to that, on September 30, you can get it on vinyl.