Rimes Readies ‘Greatest’ CD, DVD Set
“LeAnn Rimes Greatest Hits (To Be Continued)” will include 15 favorites from the just-turned-21 singer, as well as a pair of new songs. Due the same day will be a DVD version of the album, with videos, concert and behind-the scenes footage and home movies.
“Turning 21 is one of those rare moments that you can take to look back on your progress and look forward to the future at the same time,” Rimes says in a statement. “This collection gives me the opportunity to take that look musically and share it with my fans.”
One of the new songs, “The Weight of Love,” was recently recorded in Nashville with fellow country artist Keith Urban, who contributes guitar to the cut. The second new song is not yet complete.
Among the “Greatest Hits” filling the collection are “Blue,” “I Need You” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight.” Also featured are newer songs “Life Goes On” and “We Can.”
Following a short break to finish the new songs, Rimes’ U.S. tour continues Friday (Sept. 19) in Merrillville, Ind. Together with Urban, she’ll kick off a tour down under Oct. 17 in Auckland, New Zealand, and will be back on U.S. soil for a Nov. 1 show in Honolulu. She’ll also appear on the Nov. 5 episode of the CBS primetime news series “48 Hours.”
With a performance schedule that stretches into the fall, the release of a Rimes holiday album that was expected this year has been postponed.
Rimes’ latest Curb album, 2002’s “Twisted Angel,” debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 12 on The Billboard 200. The set has sold 384,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.