LeAnn Rimes has a new album to promote, “Lady and Gentlemen,” and, as such, she’s finally getting media attention for something else than her weight or her marriage to Eddie Cibrian. In a brand new interview, LeAnn speaks of growing up in the industry and maturing as a true artist.
She says that, though she’s still very young, she has a lot of life experience, some of which could have probably brought down a much weaker person.
LeAnn believes she handled all obstacles that came across her path in an excellent manner and, most importantly, that they helped her mature and evolve
from a child star into an artist.
“I’ve gone through it all, at a very young age. But I think one of my base accomplishments is that I have been able to handle it very well. Trust me I have my moments, but I’ve been doing it so long,” she says in the interview, as cited by MusicRooms
“I’ve been one of the very few who have come through as a true artist as the other side of the child star kind of thing. I’m prouder of my work than I’ve ever been. I’m coming into my own as a true artist and not just a little girl with a big voice,” LeAnn adds.
“Lady and Gentlemen” is the second studio material from LeAnn that is comprised solely of covers, and the singer says she knew from the spot she wanted the chance to do songs that are traditionally sung by men and brig her own spin to them.
Experience does that to an artist, LeAnn says, adding that she’s now much wiser and, because of it, in a better place than ever before.
“I feel like I have more to give now than I ever have. I have all the success and knowledge and wisdom behind me to be in a really cool place,” she explains.
Still, she doesn’t rule out the possibility of one day quitting music to be with her family, husband and step-children, because touring takes too much of a toll on family life. It’s not happening now, though.