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LeAnn Rimes - LEANN RIMES ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM SPITFIRE

Physical CD Available Only at Walmart

14 song collection available June 4th, 2013 featuring Special Appearances by Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Rob Thomas and Jeff Beck

April 29th, 2013 – Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes is releasing her new album, SPITFIRE, on June 4, 2013. Rimes, who co-wrote nine of the songs on her newest offering, says “This album is a peek into my world; who I am, what I’ve gone through, what my emotions are. It’s an intimate conversation between me and whoever’s listening. I hope I’m saying things that are hard for others to express. It certainly took me a lot of work to get to this point. And it’s still easier to sing these thoughts than it is to say them out loud. The intimacy in my music is just beginning.”

“Curb Records is receiving global reviews for LeAnn’s brilliant album, Spitfire. Her performances with Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski are amazing and a great representation of LeAnn’s ability as an artist and songwriter, says Curb Records Chairman, Mike Curb. “LeAnn and producer Darrell Brown have created a very special musical adventure that is delivered straight from LeAnn’s heart. We’ve always known she is a great singer. This album simply proves outright that LeAnn is a great, multi-faceted artist.”

SPITFIRE is co-produced by Darrell Brown, LeAnn’s longtime friend, whom she calls her “writing soul mate”. Rimes speaks of this album as a “journey” and says there were several memorable moments along the way from having multi-Grammy award-winning engineer, Al Schmitt (Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones) mix several songs to having Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminsky sing background vocals on “What Have I Done?”. After ten years of trying to write or record with Rob Thomas, the planets aligned as Rob added an undeniable groove to “Gasoline and Matches”, which also features the legendary signature guitar styling's of Jeff Beck, whom LeAnn previously worked with on a Barbra Streisand tribute at the Grammys to benefit MusiCares.

“SPITFIRE covers a range of emotions that I’ve experienced in my lifetime, from anger to love, from frustrations to letting go”, says Rimes. “Darrell and I talked about telling that story in chronological order, but that didn’t work sonically, so he said, ‘It’s the truth…in no particular order.’ And isn’t that what life is about?”

The physical CD will launch exclusively at Walmart and is currently available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/Spitfire1

SPITFIRE Track Listing
1. Spitfire
(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / David Baerwald)
2. What Have I Done? with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminsky
(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / David Baerwald)
3. Gasoline & Matches with Rob Thomas and Jeff Beck
(Buddy and Julie Miller)
4. Borrowed
(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Dan Wilson)
5. You Ain’t Right
(Liz Rose / Chris Stapleton / Morgane Hayes)
6. I Do Now
(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Dan Wilson)
7. Where I Stood
(Missy Higgins)
8. You’ve Ruined Me
(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / John Shanks)
9. Bottle
(Christina Aldendifer and Gary Burr)
10. A Waste Is A Terrible Thing To Mind
(LeAnn Rimes / David Baerwald / Darrell Brown)
11. Just A Girl Like You
(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Nathan Chapman)
12. God Takes Care of Your Kind
(LeAnn Rimes / Darrell Brown / Dean Sheremet)
13. Who We Really Are
(Sarah Buxton and Darrell Brown)
14. Borrowed (Live) - Bonus Track