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RImes records with Gill

Friday, April 23, 2010 – LeAnn Rimes has been in the studio working on her next album with Vince Gill at the production helm.

The disc, "Lady and Gentleman," finds Rimes covering her favorite classic love tunes.

"We came up with this idea of doing a covers record of all my favorite love songs," Rimes said to GAC. "When I started digging into those, they were all by men so I decided to cover all my favorite love songs that were originally covered by men. There's everything from He Stopped Loving Her Today [George Jones] to Good Hearted Woman [Waylon Jennings] to something fun like Swingin' [John Anderson]. [Swingin'] was my favorite song [growing up]. It came out when I was like 18 months old or 2 years old. I used to be dead asleep in the car, and when it would come on, I would wake up and start singing it. So I had to put that on the album. We had so much fun."

Rimes' version don't necessarily mirror the original. "Some of the songs are ballads, and we turned them into uptempo songs. It's not just a covers record where I'm covering the songs from front to back where it sounds exactly the same."

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