Feb. 20, 2009 Earlier this month, LeAnn Rimes was up for a Grammy in the country field for the album version of her song "What I Cannot Change." Now a remixed version of that same song has ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard dance chart, making her the first artist ever to top the country and dance lists.
"Its so odd," she says. "You never know when you make a song where its gonna go. We do a lot of different remixes for my songs, and What I Cannot Change just happened to catch on."
Its an extreme example of the kinds of things that have happened to LeAnn ever since her national debut. "Blue" became a Top 10 country hit in 1996, and the following year, she launched one of the longest-running hits ever on the pop charts with "How Do I Live." Shes vacillated between both charts several times and has taken on more of a Janis Joplin air as shes grown up. Not surprisingly, LeAnn appreciates the unpredictability of it all.
"Its cool," she says. "The span of my music over so many different genres has been truly incredible, so Im not complaining."
Shes also worked her way through several entertainment genres, writing books and acting in both TV and film. Her next acting gig comes March 21 when she stars in the TV movie ""Nora Roberts' Northern Lights" on Lifetime.