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LeAnn Rimes gets crazy

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 – LeAnn Rimes will release her new single Crazy Women digitally on Dec. 21.

The song is being released as a special bonus track to Rimes' upcoming new CD, "Lady and Gentleman," due out early next year on Curb Records. Rimes reinterprets classic songs by such country greats as Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Merle Haggard. Singing them from a woman's perspective, each song was rearranged and reinterpreted by Rimes with the album executive produced by Vince Gill, Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts) and Rimes.

"This album was born out of when I first fell in love with country music, and I realized that almost all of my favorite songs were sung by men," said Rimes. "I am honored to take a step back in time and sing these songs from a woman's perspective and hopefully help reintroduce them to a new audience."

Rimes said the new single was "such a fun song to sing along and laugh with. After completing this album of songs by some of the most infamous men in country music to drive women crazy in love, I thought this song was a perfect addition to the album."

Rimes remade her signature song Blue15 years after it was released to be a part of "Lady and Gentlemen. ""I have been performing the song for years, it's become a classic that people love just as much as I do, so it felt natural to remake the song for this album that covers country classics," said Rimes. This past summer, Rime released her remake of one of her favorite songs from growing up, the 1983 John Anderson hit, Swingin'.

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