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Grammy Rewind: LeAnn Rimes – ‘Blue’

Bill Mack wrote this song back in the early 1960s for this month’s Spotlight Artist Patsy Cline, but her tragic early death meant she never recorded it. Over 30 years later it was revived to become the debut single and career record for a 13 year old named LeAnn Rimes. The song itself won the Grammy for Country Song of the Year in 1997, and LeAnn’s performance won her Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the cross-genre Best New Artist title. Here she is singing ‘Blue’ on her Opry debut:

3 responses to “Grammy Rewind: LeAnn Rimes – ‘Blue’

  1. J.R. Journey January 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    She sure does look young in this clip. I wish she had recorded more songs like this too. Like Reba, weeping country songs like this is what LeAnn Rimes was born to sing.

  2. Paul W Dennis January 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    As I pointed out elsewhere , “Blue” was recorded in the late 1960s by Kenny Roberts. Kenny recorded for Starday, so the song never received any promotional push but I’d have to guess either LeAnn or her A&R man must have heard Kenny’s version somewhere

  3. jerseys-center July 6, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Yeah,i like the songs!great!

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