She was the youngest ever winner of a GRAMMY – ‘Best New Artist’ at 14. We’d barely grown out of penny chews! – and now, 20 years after the release of one of the Noughties’ most iconic albums, LeAnn Rimes is back with a nostalgia-fused remix of Coyote Ugly.
While we’ve been wondering where all the years have gone, LeAnn’s been busy enlisting the talents of globally-renowned DJ Dave Audé to mega-mix four of the tracks from the soundtrack to that cult movie favourite. ‘Right Kind of Wrong’, ‘But I Do Love You’, ‘Please Remember Me’ are on there and, of course, the Diane Warren-penned classic, ‘Can’t Face The Moonlight’.
Each anthem has been given a thoroughly modern spin by Dave Audé but purists will still recognise the Trevor Horn-produced genius of the originals. It’s a trip down memory lane, with a 2020 twist.
‘It’s crazy to see how big of an impact the movie had on pop culture and how recognized the soundtrack is,’ remembers LeAnn. ‘I hope that Dave’s remixes help dig up some nostalgic memories!’
It’s a misty-eyed, heart-thumping reminder of the impact of this multi-platinum selling singer, and comes on the eve of LeAnn’s 25th anniversary of being in the biz – and the release of ‘Blue’ – in 2021. November also sees the launch of a passion project for LeAnn, her mental health podcast on iHeartRadio, where the ACM Humanitarian Award winner delves deep and offers a bit of light in these troubled times.
Oh, and if you’re in a Christmas mood, check out her starring role in Hallmark’s ‘It’s Christmas, Eve’, which bagged the channel’s highest ever movie debut viewing figures with a whopping 4.3 million. There’ll be a few more come this evening.