More than two decades into her career, LeAnn Rimes plays The Cabot in Beverly on Friday, Feb. 8. AP FILE PHOTO
More than two decades into her career, LeAnn Rimes plays The Cabot in Beverly on Friday, Feb. 8. AP FILE PHOTO

When you hit it big early, it's almost impossible to sustain greatness as an adult.

In fact, these days, those who taste fame as a child often end up on a "reality" TV show as they get older.

Thankfully for LeAnn Rimes, that hasn't been the case.

Though Rimes, who comes to The Cabot in Beverly on Friday, Feb. 8, rose to stardom at the age of 13, when she released her version of the Bill Mack song "Blue," she has continued to be a recording and touring force in the more than two decades since.

Her 1996 debut album, also titled "Blue," topped the country album chart and earned multiplatinum certification in sales. That eponymous single became a Top 10 hit, and the world over got to know Rimes as someone who sounded like Patsy Cline.

She migrated to more of a country-pop sound with her follow-up material, and the hits (and awards) just kept on coming. She has won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music awards, a Country Music Association of America award, 12 Billboard Music Awards and an American Music Award.

She has placed 40 singles on American and international charts in the past quarter century and sold more than 37 million records worldwide, including nearly 21 million albums domestically.

Her biggest crossover hit, of course, was "How Do I Live," which reached number two on the pop singles chart in 1997. (Yes, Trisha Yearwood also released a version of the song Diane Warren wrote, but it tends to be Rimes' version that more folks remember, though both are great.


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Lately, Rimes has shifted focus again to more of a dance-club sound, charting three singles in the top five of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, including chart-toppers "Long Live Love" and "Love Is Love Is Love" as well as "Love Line," which made it to No. 5 in 2017.

Rimes keeps crossing over, whether it's country to pop, or pop to dance, or from the stage to the screen as an actress, or from the scripted word to the penned word as an author.

And now she'll cross over to The Cabot. Check her out!

LeAnn Rimes comes to The Cabot on Friday, Feb. 8, for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $48.50 to $82.50 ,and are available at www.thecabot.org.