Nov. 13, 2017 (Nashville, Tenn.) – Multiplatinum, two-time Grammy® Award-winning female vocalist LeAnn Rimes is bringing her sought after annual holiday tour, this year, known as “Today is Christmas Tour 2017” to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., on December 10 with special guest Rita Wilson. Tickets are available via https://leannrimesworld.com/to
“I have been inspired by LeAnn’s music for a very long time. Her voice is what gets you, then you are drawn in even further by her songwriting. To be performing at the legendary Ryman Auditorium is humbling. I am so excited!”
Wilson will open the show with a 30-minute set singing a blend of holiday tunes and her mainstream hits. Rimes will follow performing a variety of songs, including some of her favorites from all three of her holiday albums, new renditions of fan favorites including “Blue” and “How Do I Live” as well as songs from her new critically acclaimed album, Remnants. (Sony Music / Thirty Tigers/ RED).
“I am such a huge fan of Rita’s, as an artist and of her heart,” shares Rimes. “It’s an honor to have her be the special guest at my Christmas show at the iconic Ryman Auditorium.”
Rita Wilson is well-known for her career as both an actress (It’s Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle, The Good Wife, Girls and Larry David’s recent Broadway hit Fish in the Dark) and as a film producer (Mamma Mia!, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and the upcoming Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!). Rita’s first love, however, is music. Since the release of her debut album, AM/FM in 2012 – a collection of covers of her favorite songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s, Wilson has been focusing on her new role as a songwriter. In March 2016, she released her self-titled second album, showcasing her skill for creating insightful, eloquent singer-songwriter pop music that is etched with stunning honesty. Prior to its release, Wilson worked for two years with the finest award-winning and best-selling songwriters and producers in Los Angeles and Nashville. She will be releasing her newest album with original material next year. In June 2016, Wilson toured with Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers Chicago and just completed her third engagement at the famed Café Carlyle in New York.
Rimes’ Christmas projects continue to be staples for holiday music collections. It was her 2015 Christmas record, Today Is Christmas that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart and “Celebrate Me Home” her duet with Gavin Degraw was the #2 most played new holiday song that same year.
Over the course of her 20+ year career and 19 albums, Rimes has had countless top hits, not just in the Christmas genre, but dance, pop and country charts. Most recently, the powerhouse vocalist garnered her 2nd #1 Billboard Dance hit, with “LovE is LovE is LovE” from her latest album Remnants.
For more information on LeAnn Rimes, her Remnants album, and to purchase tickets for her “Today is Christmas Tour 2017”, please visit www.leannrimesworld.com.