SECOND LEG OF THE STORY…SO FAR TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER 2022;TICKETS ON-SALE HERE
St. Petersburg, FL – June 7, 2022 – GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and author LeAnn Rimes released new track, “the only,” off her upcoming album, god’s work (EverLe Records via Thirty Tigers/ The Orchard, Sept. 16). The new soulful song features an accomplished group of GRAMMY Award-winning artists, including Ziggy Marley, Ledisi, and Ben Harper, and is available to stream and download now through the link HERE. Alongside this track release, Rimes also released an accompanying animated lyric video – watch HERE. Written and produced by Rimes and her longtime collaborator and close friend/producer/songwriter Darrell Brown, “the only” is a welcomed feel-good, World Americana-Reggae blended track that is arriving just in time for summer. The lyrics focus on the importance of being there for each other and helping others out, with the chorus emphasizing “the only way we’re gonna get there is if we hold each other’s hand.” “the only” is a departure from LeAnn’s traditional sound, giving fans another taste of the genre-bending influences featured on her forthcoming record, god’s work.“It is an honor to have such a unique and diverse group of artists joining me on this song. Artists of like mind and heart that are also spreading a message of love in the world,” Rimes said. “‘the only’ really is all about community and connection, so I felt inspired to create the track in community with those I deeply admire and respect.”Rimes also announced the second leg of her tour, the story…so far, in support of god’s work and her ongoing 25th music anniversary. The newly announced slew of dates will extend the tour from May through the end of September, giving fans across the country the opportunity to hear Rimes’ greatest hits and preview new songs.
About LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes is an international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter who has sold more than 48 million units globally, won 2 Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; 2 Country Music Association Awards and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest solo artist to take home a Grammy® Award, and at 15, she became the first country artist to win “Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards.
Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, LeAnn’s ballad “How Do I Live” holds the record as Billboard’s Hot 100 all-time #1 hit by a female artist and continues to rank #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Song.” 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” which went #1 in 11 countries.
Passionate about using her voice to help heal the world, LeAnn was honored with the Ally of Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign for her over 20 years of support of equal rights, the 2019 HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy, and 2009 ACM Humanitarian Award, among other recognitions. She continues to channel her voice in new ways, releasing CHANT: The Human & The Holy (EverLe Records / Thirty Tigers), which spent 5 weeks at #1 on iTunes New Age Chart, as well as her iHeartRadio mental health and wholeness podcast, Wholly Human, that brings her lifestyle blog, Soul of EverLe, to life. Going into its third season, Wholly Human reached #2 on iTunes Health & Fitness Chart and placed in the Top 35 overall for podcasts worldwide. LeAnn is now celebrating her 25th anniversary as a recording artist, commemorating the release of her debut album “Blue,” and will release her next studio album, god’s work, in 2022.
About the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums.
About Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts supports performing arts programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. Our mission is to educate, engage and entertain everyone in our community through culturally diverse performances. We present inspiring arts education programs, community outreach initiatives, live mainstage performances and concerts, as well as special events for the enjoyment of the entire community.