Singer LeAnn Rimes has grown up in front of the world. She was 13 when she first hit the country music charts, with a Patsy Cline-style turn on the song “Blue.” In the 23 years since, she has explored pop, blues, jazz and easy listening territory.
The two-time Grammy Award winner brings her show to Harvester Performance Center on Friday.
The mid-tempo shuffle “Blue” began a career that included such hits as “How Can I Live,” “Nothing Better to Do” and “Nothin’ ’Bout Love Makes Sense.”
She recently released a live disc, “Live at Gruene Hall,” from the storied concert space in New Braunfels, Texas. Rimes, who grew up in Texas, performed a set that included Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy,” the Bob Wills classic “San Antonio Rose” and Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” along with other country and pop hits, even some of her own.
It will be Rimes’ first Southwest Virginia show since 2012, when she played a Roanoke Symphony Orchestra pops show at Salem Civic Center.