- Won her first talent contest at the age of 5.
- Recorded her first album at 7, her second at age 11. The title song of this disc, Blue, is what brought her to national attention.
- Her vocals are often likened to Patsy Cline.
- At 16, 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.
- Made her big-screen acting debut in Coyote Ugly (2000). She also contributed four songs to the film's soundtrack.
- 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).
- Supports the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, MusiCares, the No H8 Campaign and Stand Up for Kids.
- 1996, Grammy — Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Winner
- 1996, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner
- 2008, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2003, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Hottest Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2008, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
- Catherine Rimes — Stepmother
- Belinda — Mother
- Andrew Keegan — Ex-significant Other
- Jake Cibrian — Stepson
- Eddie Cibrian — Husband
- Dean Sheremet — Ex-husband
- Wilbur Rimes — Father
- Mason Cibrian — Stepson
- Birth Name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes
- Birth Place: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
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