Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1997 LeAnn Rimes' version of "How Do I Live" earned a gold single?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about LeAnn Rimes.

  • At 16, she sued her record label (for their release of an album of studio outtakes that she deemed "substandard") and her father (for taking more than $7 million of her earnings). Ended her estrangement from her father before her 2002 wedding.
  • Her 1997 version of the song "How Do I Live" spent a record-setting 69 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • She made her big-screen acting debut in Coyote Ugly (2000). She also contributed four songs to the film's soundtrack.
  • She has written several books, including the novel Holiday in Your Heart (1997), the children's books Jag (2003) and Jag's New Friend (2004), and the inspirational What I Cannot Change (2009).
  • She supports the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, MusiCares, the No H8 Campaign and Stand Up for Kids.