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Released: July 9, 1996

Rating: 4.250 (average of 8 ratings)

Genre: country

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Blue
  2. Hurt Me
  3. One Way Ticket (Because I Can)
  4. My Baby
  5. Honestly
  6. The Light in Your Eyes
  7. Talk to Me
  8. I’ll Get Even with You
  9. Cattle Call [with Eddy Arnold]
  10. Good Lookin’ Man
  11. Fade to Blue

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 6.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 8.0


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 3
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Blue (5/25/96) #26 US, #23 UK, #10 CW, sales: 0.5 million
  • Hurt Me (7/27/96) #43 CW
  • One Way Ticket (Because I Can) (9/28/96) #1 CW
  • The Light in Your Eyes (3/22/97) #5 CW

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Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

LeAnn Rimes
“At the age of 13, Rimes became country’s brightest new star upon the release of this impressive debutPG “there are moments where you feel this could not be the voice of a childPG “With this fabulous record that brought joy and fun to all avid listeners of country music, LeAnn Rimes arrived just in the nick of time, when country needed it most…The record is a delightful free-for-all of sassy pick-me-up country that spells GOLD in many sorts of ways.” SH “Sounding remarkably like Patsy Cline, LeAnn Rimes’ voice slices into each song like a hot knife through butter.” PG

“Her balanced blend of traditional and new country owes as much to Cline as it does 1990s’ style. Cattle Call, a duet with the legendary Eddy Arnold, is just one of the many highlights on this album. Attention is focused on Rimes’ distinctive booming vocals, as opposed to some snappy chops – musically, it all sounds familiar, like you have heard this before.” PG Still, “as she matures, so will her feelings and presumably her songs.” PG

“Of course, the sleeper hit is Blue, Rimes’ radio-friendly airplay single that landed her a Grammy at the tender young age of 15…Both the song and the record as a whole – certainly should and does affect listeners in a charismatic and lighthearted way. At the time, since she was still a teen herself, this collection of songs meant so much to Rimes and her adoring fans; it inspired thousands of teens then and continues to inspire them through to this day. Perhaps people of any age or style of interest will feel youthful again after a good listen and a half. This record of songs written by the best songwriters in country music served as a stepping stone for Rimes, and was deservedly a breakthrough album for the country music scene.” SH

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Last updated November 30, 2009.