"Lady & Gentleman", the latest album from country-pop star LeAnn Rimes is an album of - essentially - classic country covers, including a re-working of the song which propelled LeAnn into the spotlight: 'Blue'. Incredibly, LeAnn was aged just 14 when she burst onto our radios and TVs with that weepy country-balled, back in 1996.
Also included on the album is new song 'Give' (watch the video, above), a song specially composed for an American-based charity called Stand Up For Kids (www.standupforkids.org), an organization that helps get homeless children back on their feet with safe accommodation.
Other songs on the album include the classic standards "Sixteen Tons", originally made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Frankie Laine, "Help Me Make It Through The Night" by Kris Kristofferson and "A Good Hearted Woman" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Two Merle Haggard songs also feature alongside standards written by Vince Gill ("When I Call Your Name") and John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses".
We have five copies of the album to give away, and they will be going to Andrea Kamran, Cheryl Moulton, Jane Colwill, Karen Hargreaves and Valerie Brown, imminently.