This Week In Texas Music History: LeAnn Rimes
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll meet a child star who took control of her own musical career.
LeAnn Rimes was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on August 28, 1982. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Dallas and began singing on local TV. A Fort Worth DJ named Bill Mack gave her a tune, which he had originally written for Patsy Cline. Rimes recorded the song, and it vaulted her to superstardom at the age of fourteen.
Le Ann Rimes won two Grammys and had over $150 million in record sales. However, after disagreements with her father, who also was her manager, she sued and won control over future performance and recording contracts.
Next time on This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll meet a “messiah” who played with some of the biggest names in jazz.