2012-05-11 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Leann Rimes Makes Westbury Tour Stop


Leann Rimes Leann Rimes Leann Rimes brings her current tour to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Long Island’s own Lisa Matassa will also appear.

Leann Rimes, known for her rich vocals, rose to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song “Blue” when she was 13. Since then, she has released 10 studio albums and four compilation albums that combined have sold over 37 million records worldwide. She has placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996. Hits include “How Do I Live,” “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” “Un- chained Melody,” “You Light Up My Life,” and many more.

In addition to her two Grammys┬«, she has won three American Country Music Awards, a Country Music Award, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music Award. Her current album, Lady & Gentlemen, was released in 2011 and features a number of classic country covers inluding “Swingin’,” and a revisited version of her breakout single, “Blue.”

Lisa Matassa is putting Long Island, New York on the country music map as she emerges on the music scene once again in an unprecedented comeback story for a forty something wife and mother of two teenagers. After being away from the music industry to raise a family, she has just released her debut country LP, “Sunrise Highway.”

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