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LeAnn Rimes returns for show in Beaver Creek

Daily staff report
Beaver Creek CO, Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado “-The last time LeAnn Rimes took the stage in the Vail Valley, it was to an appreciative sold-out crowd at Dobson Ice Arena during the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships.

The country sensation will make her triumphant return to the valley Wednesday evening, as Rimes and her band perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

Rimes has collected a pair of Grammy Awards, including the first Best New Artist accolade ever won by a country artist. She has sold more than 37 million records, won an American Music Award, three Academy of Country Music honors and 12 Billboard Awards.

She has scored several hit singles, among them “One Way Ticket,” “I Need You,” “Nothin’ Bout Love Makes Sense,” “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way,” “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and “How Do I Live,” which was the longest running single ever on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a record-setting 69 weeks on the chart.

Rimes released eight albums between 1997 and 2007. Her latest release, “Family,” has been met with rave critical praise, and has elevated her reputation in both the country and pop music worlds. The album marks the first time Rimes has written or co-written every song on an album, and the heartfelt new tracks are proof of how strong her message is.

“Growing up suits LeAnn Rimes,” wrote the Boston Globe. “At 25, the singer once known for her baby face and powerful pipes is finally articulating who she wants to be as a performer. The result is the best, most cogent album of her career. On “Family,” she’s a lot country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, pop, blues, and all herself.”

Tickets for LeAnn Rimes are priced at $85, $110 and $150 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 888-920-ARTS(2787) or in person at the Vilar Center box office in Beaver Creek. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day; the box office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional hours on performance days.

Who: LeAnn Rimes

When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Cost: $85, $110, $150

More information: Call 888-920-2787 or visit http://www.vilarpac.org

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