Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1997 LeAnn Rimes made her acting debut in the ABC-TV movie "Holiday In Your Heart"?

It's true!  Bernadette Peters played fictitious Grand Ole Opry star Faith Shawn.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about LeAnn Rimes.

  • Her real name is Margaret LeAnn Rimes.
  • When she was five, she entered and won her first song and dance competition singing Getting To Know You.
  • Her big break came when she was singing the national anthem at a Dallas Cowboys football game. A local disc jockey found the voice to record his song, Blue - a tune he'd written 40 years earlier for Patsy Cline.
  • Her musical influences include Reba McEntire, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Barbra Streisand, Wynonna and Bette Midler.
  • Her favorite Actors and Actresses are Kevin Costner and Andrew Keegan along with Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Bullock, Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn.