Rimes Declares She’s ‘Legally Blonde’ Too
NEW YORK (Billboard) – Stating “we blondes have to stick together,” LeAnn Rimes has contributed the lead single to the “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” soundtrack.
Due July 1 via Curb, the set will offer Rimes’ recording of a new Diane Warren-penned song, “We Can.” Starring Reese Witherspoon, the MGM film is set to open July 2 in U.S. theaters.
“‘We Can’ is a testament to the power of working for a common goal,” Rimes says in a statement.
It also marks a third soundtrack-related collaboration with Warren. The first was “How Do I Live,” a song also recorded by Trisha Yearwood for the 1997 film “Con Air.” The track topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and reached No. 2 on the Hot 100. The song spent a record 69 weeks on the latter chart. On the Top Country Singles Sales tally, the title reached No. 1 and spent a record 308 weeks, last listed on the 10-position chart dated May 31, 2003.
The Warren-written/Rimes-recorded “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” included on 2000’s “Coyote Ugly” soundtrack, reached No. 11 on the Hot 100, No. 15 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and No. 16 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play tally. Rimes also made a cameo in the film.
Along with two mixes of “We Can,” the “Legally Blonde 2” soundtrack will also feature songs by John Lennon (news) (“Power to the People”), Lou Reed (“America”), and George Clinton with Coolio (“Atomic Dog”). Also included will be Deluxx Folk Implosion’s version of the “Schoolhouse Rock” ditty “I’m Just a Bill.”
Rimes will head out on a North American tour July l0 in Albuquerque, N.M. According to her official Web site the current itinerary stretches into early October, with some venues still to be determined.
Prior to the tour, Rimes will make a string of television appearances including ABC’s “The View” (June 24) and “Good Morning America” (June 27). On July 4, she will perform with the Boston Pops on the CBS Independence Day Special.
In the midst of the tour, Rimes will perform Aug. 25 in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza as part of NBC’s “Today” show’s free summer concert series. That same day will see the release of “Jag,” a children’s book written by Rimes and her husband Dean Sheremet.
Rimes is also planning to release a new Christmas album in the fall.
Here are Rimes’ upcoming tour dates:
July 10-11: Albuquerque, N.M. (Isleta Casino)
July 12: Sedona, Ariz. (Sedona Cultural Park)
July 16: Spokane, Wash. (Riverfront Park)
July 18: Merrit, B.C. (Merritt Mountain Music Fest)
July 19: Woodinville, Wash. (Chateau Ste. Michelle)
July 20: Jackpot, Nev. (Ameristar Casino)
July 22: Livermore, Calif. (Wente Vineyards)
July 23: Oroville, Calif. (Gold Country Casino)
July 24: Saratoga, Calif. (Historic Mountain Winery)
July 26-27: Santa Rosa, Calif. (Luther Burbank Center)
July 29: Sante Fe Springs, Calif. (City Plaza)
July 31-Aug. 1: Friant, Calif. (Table Mountain Casino)
Aug. 2: Lake Tahoe, Nev. (Caesars Tahoe)
Aug. 6: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura County Fair)
Aug. 14: Branson, Mo. (Grand Palace)
Aug. 16: Salem, Va. (Salem Civic Center)
Aug. 17: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Theater)
Aug. 19: Minneapolis (TBA)
Aug. 20: Sault St. Marie, Mich. (TBA)
Aug. 22: Atlantic City, N.J. (Adrian Philips Hall)
Aug. 23: Mashantucket, Ken. (Foxwoods Casino)
Aug. 25: New York (Rockefeller Center, NBC’s “Today”)
Aug. 31: Walkerton, Ontario (Ball Diamonds)
Sept. 5: Biloxi, Miss. (Beau Rivage)
Sept. 6: Robinsonville, Miss. (Horseshoe Casino)
Sept. 12: Gainesville, Fla. (TBA)
Sept. 13: Valdosta, Ga. (Wild Adventures Theme Park)
Sept. 14: Atlanta (TBA)
Sept. 20: Detroit (TBA)
Sept. 27: Kansas City, Kan. (Ameristar Casino)
Sept. 28: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Ameristar Casino)
Sept. 29: Fargo, N.D. (TBA)
Oct. 10: Pala, Calif. (TBA)
Oct. 11: Irvine, Calif. (TBA)
Here is the full “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” track list:
“We Can,” LeAnn Rimes
“Breakthrough,” Hope 7
“Atomic Dog,” George Clinton featuring Coolio
“Me Against the World,” Superchic
“I’m Just a Bill,” Deluxx Folk Implosion
“Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves,” Eurythmics featuring Aretha Franklin
“More Bounce (In California),” Soul Kid #1
“For What It’s Worth,” the Candyskins
“Power to the People,” John Lennon
“America,” Lou Reed
“We Can (American Mix),” LeAnn Rimes
Rimes Declares She’s ‘Legally Blonde’ Too