This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.
Two-time Grammy-Award winner LeAnn Rimes joins Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and the North Carolina Symphony for one show only on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The singer has been a star since the age of 13, when her 1996 breakthrough hit “Blue” pushed to the Top 10 on country charts. Her hits include “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” among many others.
Single tickets to LeAnn Rimes’ performance with the North Carolina Symphony go on sale March 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets start from $38. For more information, go to the North Carolina Symphony’s website at www.ncsymphony.org, or call 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.
LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the “Best New Artist” category. Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” which went #1 in 11 countries, and “How Do I Live,” which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Having released more than ten studio albums, three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums in her illustrious career, Rimes sets her sights on releasing her most personal album yet, Spitfire, in spring 2013. Her first single from the new album, “Borrowed,” is available now via iTunes. Another track off the album, “What Have I Done,” has also been released on iTunes as well. Rimes is also an accomplished actress and author of two children’s books, “Jag” and “Jag’s New Friend,” as well as the novel, “Holiday in Your Heart.”
Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.
About the North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 65 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.
Headquartered in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.