Rimes to come to Ramstein
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Country star LeAnn Rimes will perform for Army and Air Force troops in two shows in Germany this month, Installation Management Agency-Europe officials said.
Rimes will play in Ramstein Air Base’s Hangar 3 at 7 p.m. Sept. 23, in a free show open to all U.S. ID card holders, said Jim Sohre, IMA-E’s entertainment director.
Doors open for that show, part of the base’s Air Force birthday celebrations, at 6 p.m.
Rimes burst onto the country music scene as a 13-year-old in 1996. The following year, she won Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. The title track from her first album, “Blue,” brought comparisons to country legend Patsy Cline.
Her latest album, titled “This Woman” will be released in November.
After her Ramstein stop, Rimes will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Vilseck Army Airfield. The shows come at the end of Rimes’ tour of the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
They also come amid a slate of events that IMA-E has scheduled by other popular bands and comedians, including Puddle of Mudd, the Mavericks, Sawyer Brown, Chris Titus and A.J. Jamal.
“We’re very happy to deliver these shows,” Sohre said. “This is the most celebrity entertainment activity I’ve ever seen.”