Rimes skyrocketed the country music scene when she was 13 years old with the 1996 hit 'Blue'. Rimes received accolades for 'Blue', as her style is reminiscent of Patsy Cline. Born in 1982, in Jackson Mississippi, and has sold over 37 million records worldwide.
In December 2010, she performed "The Rose," joined by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in remembrance of the many gay teenagers who committed suicide in 2010. Rimes had stated "I believe in equality for everyone. I believe everyone should have the right to love and commit to whomever they want. [...] All I know is that in God's eyes we are all the same. I just wish we could see through the eyes of God more often."
Rimes' current tour brings her to the northeast in support of her new album 'Spitfire'. Rimes says "I took a step back from the years of work and came back to the essence of what music means to me. I made this album for me, for the pure joy of making music, and I think the power of that shows. I looked as this record as making a film. Every song that I wrote and every song I recorded by another songwriter fit the whole vision and story that I wanted to tell. In this album, I’m speaking more honestly than I ever have, from the truth and pain and love in my life and hoping that people connect with those emotions."