LeAnn Rimes at the Golden State Theatre

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Internationally Acclaimed Singer LeAnn Rimes to Perform at the Golden State Theatre on Friday, September 15, 2017  


August 2017.  Monterey, CA.   LeAnn Rimes, an internationally acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter who has sold more than 44 million records and CDs, will perform at the Golden State Theatre in Downtown Monterey on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.




WHAT: LeAnn Rimes


LeAnn Rimes is an internationally acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. Globally, she has sold more than 44 million units, won two Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won "Best New Artist" making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award. LeAnn recently inked a worldwide deal with RCA UK who recently released her 16th studio album, Remnants. The album dropped on February 3, 2017 in the U.S. and debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and peaked at No. 3 on iTunes ® overall charts in its first week. The first single to release in the U.S., "Long Live Love" is has peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Chart.


She had her first national hit at age 13 with the 1996 release of Blue, which remained at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for more than three months. 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Blue. Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, LeAnn’s song" How Do I Live", ranks #4 on Billboard’s "Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs," and it holds the record for being the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 15 of her multi-genre singles are top 10 hits, including" Can't Fight the Moonlight ", which went #1 in 11 countries. She had a hand in penning every song on her 2007’s release Family, which received two GRAMMY nominations. Her last album with Curb Records, Spitfire , was released in June 2013 and was immediately a critics darling, debuting at #9 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and #4 on iTunes. An album of greatest hits dance remixes, Dance Like You, Don’t Give A ....Greatest Hits Remixes, released the summer of 2014 and went to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart.


WHEN:  Saturday, September 15, 2017 2017 – 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado, Downtown Monterey. (831) 649-1070.


TICKETS: Tickets are now available at www.goldenstatetheatre.com, or by calling 831-649--1070 or on the day of the show. Tickets range from $42-$75.


Group ticket discounts are available for 10 or more. 


About Leann Rimes


In 2015, LeAnn released her third Christmas album titled, Today is Christmas, which is a follow up to her 2014 album, One Christmas. LeAnn has long-supported a variety of charity organizations including the National Psoriasis Foundation, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, StandUp For Kids as well as The Trevor Project. She most recently began her work with the Friend Movement, an anti-bullying organization and will be honored this spring with the “Ally of Equality” Award by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrating her 20 years supporting the LGBTQ community.


AllMusic has called Rimes's vocals "rich and powerful." Her vocal ability has also brought Rimes to comparisons to past teenage country stars, including 1950s country star Brenda Lee and 1970s country star Tanya Tucker. Rimes also has a vocal range that goes from D3 to Eb6 which is just a little over three octaves.


Rimes has given credit to artists from various music genres, mainly country and pop. She has stated that Barbra Streisand, Wynonna Judd and Reba McEntire were primary influences on her career. Rimes has said the main influence on her career was Patsy Cline. She has covered many of Cline's hit songs since the beginning of her career. Her 1999 self-titled album is primarily a tribute to Cline, as Rimes recorded five out of ten songs for the album that were hits for Cline years before. Rimes paid tribute to Cline at the 2013 ACA Awards, performing a medley of her hits.  Rimes has also stated that Judy Garland was an influence as well.


About the Golden State Theatre


In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre , which was built by the Reid Brothers, was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it was faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting.  Dana Carvey, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Yes, Patti Smith, Bob Weir and The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival. The community is invited to attend a world-class concert or film festival at the Golden State Theatre, or host their own special event here, and become part of its new chapter of history.


The Golden State Theatre is operated by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, along with a team of industry professionals from across the country. They also manage the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, also built by the Reid Brothers in 1929, where they hold nearly 200 events per year. Through their work with the Fox Theatre and the community, they have helped to revitalize downtown Redwood City. For more information, go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com or call (831) 649-1070.


The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey and has many more outstanding events coming up in 2017 including performances  Demetri Martin Let’s Get Awkward Tour (August 11),  Bobby Bones Funny and Alone Comedy Tour (August 12), Comedian Rodney Carrington (August 19), LeAnn Rimes (September 15), Aaron Lewis (September 20), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (September 23), John L Nash & Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir: Presents Gospel Heritage Month Concert Featuring Chicago Gospel  (September 30), Comedian Howie Mandel (October 20), Ron White (October 26), Home Free (October 27), Tom Papa (November 11), An Irish Christmas (November 29), Pink Martini (December 12), Chris Botti (March 9, 2018), Art Garfunkel (April 20, 2018) and more to be announced.


To arrange any interviews, please call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email [email protected]com. For more information and to be added to the Golden State Theatre newsletter list, go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com.