Editorials and Country Musings
A curious thing happened on the way to the top of the charts for LeAnn Rimes. The teen phenomena - the biggest since Tanya Tucker almost 25 years ago - sprang out of nowhere to be heard on the radio with her first single, "Blue." The story line behind the song boosted the Texan as well. Songwriter Bill Mack originally intended for the song to be recorded by Patsy Cline, but that never happened. He supposedly waited for the right singer. In stepped Rimes (Truth to be told, Kenny Roberts recorded the song as well in the early '70's). And she soon became a household name with her face in papers and song on the airwaves. ...