LeAnn Rimes – “Crazy Women”

Karlie Justus Marlowe | November 19th, 2010

LeAnn RimesSongwriters: Brandy Clark, Jessie Jo Dillon, and Shane McAnally

“Crazy Women” starts out like a long drag on a cigarette – followed by a calculated, heated exhale.

And what an exhale it is. If Trent Tomlinson’s “Angels Like Her” had the best opening line of 2009, LeAnn Rimes inherits this year’s title with her new single: “Who’d have guessed that Aquanet/Could start a fire with a single cigarette?”

From there, a banjo plucks away furiously in the background as the singer combines a breathy back story with belted-out accusations, creating a varied springboard for her exceptional voice. Sarcasm and mockery drip off every note, pooling up into satisfyingly biting lines such as “Well he cheats and lies and then plays the victim/He don’t know why they always seem to pick him.”

The song’s peak comes near its end, when the pronouns switch from “they” to “we” and “she” to “me.” Rimes shows off her powerful vocal prowess in a single, controlled note that expertly reflects her warning that many women nimbly keep “their crazy hidden.” That same sweet slickness, however, has often been Rimes’ own undoing, and it’s no exception here. The whole – ahem – affair has the air of a splashy, song-and-dance show tune that will lend itself better to television than radio.

The elephant in the room, of course, is that the song’s topic hits close to home for the singer, whose personal life has overshadowed her musical career over the past year amidst tabloid reports of affairs and divorces. Her own misadventures in love and brushes with ex-wives aside, the song’s decidedly female point of view will be an interesting contrast to Rimes’ take on the testosterone-fueled material on her upcoming covers project Lady and Gentlemen. “Crazy Women” will also serve as the only “new” song off the album, which will sample country standards by male singers such as Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Merle Haggard.

Despite those legends’ shadows looming over the album, “Crazy Women” is a successful, stylish thinking woman’s tale of revenge that holds up well despite its surface glitz. While it won’t dethrone Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” as the modern theme song of women scorned, it’s a nice demonstration of how the 28-year-old Rimes has been a player in the music industry for the last decade and a half.

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  1. DAMAGE CONTROL begins
    November 19, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Well there are a ton of people who disagree with you. Many people didn’t take kindly to the fact that she is singing a song like this, since SHE WAS the CHEATER. I noticed that since it was released, this song hasn’t been getting much attention from the media. So when articles like this come out, it is a huge sign that things associated with this single are not going as well as Leann is trying to portray. Leann had problems in her “love life” because she decided that respecting someone’s marriage and her own wasn’t good enough.

  2. Ben Foster
    November 19, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I definitely don’t advocate LeAnn’s recent exploits, and as a matter of fact I’m actually kind of tired of hearing about the whole Rimes-Cibrian-Glanville fiasco, but it really doesn’t affect my enjoyment of LeAnn’s music. I’ve been listening to her for years, and see no reason to stop now. And she does put in a really good performance on this track.

  3. Charles Murphy
    November 19, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Two things I would never imagine in the same review…LeAnn Rimes and “testosterone-fueled material”. Can’t see that at all since NONE of her music has had ANY balls at all. The fact that she obviously is a “crazy woman” can’t really sell this single for me.

    Maybe they should’ve found someone more convincing to sing this.

  4. Lewis
    November 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Seems like this is LeAnn Rimes’ version of “Gunpowder And Lead” which isn’t saying very much since this might be Rimes’ last chance of getting anything significant for country radio since she muddied up her own career with her affair so talking about herself in this song seems logical.

  5. Barry Mazor
    November 19, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I don’t know follow her personal life in any detail (or much care about it), but I do know that there was sone fundamental talent there, and that she can sing classic country when she tries. So I’m intrigued to hear her take on the “guy songs”… Doing those has been a workable procedure for honky tonk women form Connie Smith to Tanya Tucker..(and before)

  6. Karlie Justus
    November 19, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Barry – I’m actually excited too. I’ve tried to dig around for a track list, and I believe these have been confirmed by LeAnn:

    Help Me Make It Through The Night (Kris Kristofferson)
    When I Call Your Name (Vince Gill)
    Sixteen Tons (Ernie Ford)
    Wasted Days And Wasted Nights (Freddy Fender)
    Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line (Waylon Jennings)
    Good-Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings)
    I Can’t Be Myself (Merle Haggard)
    He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
    Rose Colored Glasses (John Conlee)
    Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)

    I might be most interested in the Vince song.

  7. ASU
    November 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    LeAnn has an incredible voice that is never going to be clouded by any of her personal life!! i truely loved “CRAZY WOMAN” cant wait to get my hand on it!! i also cant wait for Lady and Gentleman she is a great singer and she has to be praised for that stop seeing her personal life who cares just listen to her great music!! that is all!!

  8. BAMBI
    November 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I guess people so bothered by LeeAnn’s personal life because cheatin’ and husband stealing, have no place in country music. Oh, wait. . .

  9. Fizz
    November 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Good, I was afraid it would be another vapid, rah-rah, “girls’ nite out” song, for the ladies to pound Twisted Tea to.

  10. Rick
    November 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Karlie, with a list of great well known songs like that on LeAnn’s “tribute of male artists” project, even her lack of clear enunciation shouldn’t spoil the package! Sounds interesting at least.

  11. prem
    November 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Leann has talent.i like her music,though I will not spend any money to buy it like I buy brad or keith or carrie,blake,sheryl,reba and sooo many country singers’.This song is so perfect to her own personal life rather Eddie cibrian’s character.She is definitely low morale,selfish,who did not respect own as well other’s marriage.She is extremely manupulative.I personally donot see that any countrysong lover would like her music cause of her proved personality issues,her morals,her aggressiveness and shameless behavior.Anyway if it is free then i donot mind listening as i donot respect her but donot hate her.

  12. numberonecountryfan
    November 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    For Karlie Justus: I have heard LeAnn Rimes’ version of When I Call Your Name and was not impressed. You certainly can not beat the tandem of Vince Gill and Patty Loveless. What Rimes needed for the song is a strong male back up singer.

  13. Noeller
    November 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Underwood might be the “it” girl right now, but for my money, I’ll take LR’s music any day.

  14. Drew
    November 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Why is that the best opening line of the year? What is Aquanet even?

  15. Nelson
    November 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Aquanet is hairspray.

  16. judi
    November 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Listened to a little of this song and could not understand the words ahe was singing Nothing wrong with my hearing. she seemed to slur a lot of the words but understand that once again Leann is playing the victim role

  17. BAMBI
    November 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    What makes Leeann’s personal life such an issue for people that might otherwise buy her music? I don’t think any one of our characters would be so unimpeachable if we lived out our lives in the spotlight. And it’s not that I don’t believe we shouldn’t hold would be role models to higher standards. But this is, afterall, country music rife with cheating songs, honkytonk angels and the like and the appeal of these kind of lyrics for most is how they ring true and are extremely relateable. We like the music because it’s real, but we hate the artists when they, too are real?

    Is it the hypocrisy of this particular song being about a situation where the man is cheating, while everyone has determined that in her personal life, Leeann was the cheater? What if she sang a song with lyrics that portrayed a woman with her same “personal issues” in a more sympathetic light? Unless you only listen to Disney country, you’ll recognize that plenty of country songs do just that. I doubt it would make much of a difference except to generate tabloid-like interest a la Taylor Swift.

  18. and the damage control begins
    November 19, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Sleeping with another woman’s husband and then using a twitter account to taunt that woman with her own kids is not being real. It is being a coward. If Leann was being real, she would stop tweeting about those kids and then stop trying to make excuses for affair with a married man.

    What makes Leann’s personal life an issue? LEANN RIMES. She tweets every detail of her life, including about two kids whom she was asked to stop talking about on twitter. Every move she makes is to taunt Eddie’s ex-wife. Like today she is tweeting about how she had happy tears, get this, she couldn’t talk about it because it was a private matter but she wanted everyone to know [that once again she used her money to influence EC and BG custody].If it was a private matter why go on twitter and tell about it? Because she wanted to once again rub in Brandi’s face that she has no say so when it comes to her own kids.

  19. and the damage control begins
    November 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    The fact of the matter is that Leann’s personal life, which she makes public on a day by day basis, is impacting her ticket sales, concert attendence(notice how many times she has had to cancel a concert because she had a “tummyache”, album release(The Ladies and Gentlemen album has been pushed back how many times now? But of course Leann tries to cover it up by insisting that her album was delayed because they were adding more tracks to it. So how odd that the news of the delay comes right after Leann get backlash for her interviews, and single success(the first single never made it into the top 20s and they are trying to redeem the second single by writing tons and tons of positive reviews)

    I checked the top 20s for country music, and what I noticed is that this second single has not made it into to top 20s yet. Why?Why weren’t these positive reviews written when the single first came out? Because LR bad bahavior.

    Considering that Leann is still causing problems for Brandi and her kids, this song is not fitting for Leann. What does she even know about being cheated on when she has stated in THREE interviews that she does not regret her AFFAIR?

  20. BAMBI
    November 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Hmm. .. I don’t follow the twitter stuff and only get the tabloid news I can’t avoid. I had enough of highschool in highschool (sounds like Leann didn’t). If she is herself publicizing her personal life, I can see where it could be an issue for fans. So I guess I stand corrected.

    I will, however, check out her new album cause it sounds like it’s going to have a great track listing with all those covers.

  21. and the damage control begins
    November 19, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    This single is being hyped up to be the best single ever, so how come I am not seeing it on anyone’s top 20 or 100 list?

  22. Nicolas
    November 20, 2010 at 12:53 am

    ^ Unless someone made such a list within the last couple weeks it wouldn’t be on it. Its brand new.

  23. Michael A.
    November 20, 2010 at 3:04 am

    And the Damage Control Begins, are you actually “Brandi”?

  24. Erik
    November 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Hah, good one Michael.

    LeAnn Rimes is not making excuses, nor is she taunting Brandi on Twitter. Brandi practically accuses LeAnn and Eddie of child abuse, yet that is not mentioned. LeAnn Rimes is moving on with her life, and should not have to censor what she says about what she her boyfriend are doing with his kids because of the bad way the relationship started.

    This single is one of the best this year, and is not in the top twenty anywhere because it isn’t released officially until December 8.

  25. Leeann Ward
    November 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I don’t see it being hyped up as the best single ever.

  26. Janet Goodman
    November 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Well-written review, Karlie.

  27. bob
    November 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Well I do miss the bygone days when singer songwriters like Willie or Merle, laid there life out in a penned song, and you felt it. These days if you pitch a song to artists that is to honest and real that were all human, they shun away. I dig Leanne music. Some act to sqeaky clean, unfortuetly songwriters get there best songs stumbling around the dark, mistake after mistake and bieng human. While the peanut gallery sits up on there high horse and judges. For the critics go live life to the fullest fall a few times, Write a song about it, put out so everyone can hear it, then get back to me.

  28. and the damage control begins
    November 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Nicolas,

    What are you talking about? Leann’s song has been out for almost 2-3 weeks now and the charts for those weeks are out and present on the web.

    Well wait, someone claimed that Leann’s single was leaked onto the web, so that means that this song has been out longer than 2-3 weeks.

    With a review like the one that this artist wrote, you would expect Leann’s single to be at least the number one downloaded song on itunes for the week that is “officially” came out.

  29. and the damage control begins
    November 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    micheal a,

    I get it, so you are trying to convince the record producers that the backlash against Leann is not real, but is caused by Brandi? Keep telling yourself that.

  30. and the damage control begins
    November 21, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    erik,

    LeAnn Rimes is making excuses and is taunting Brandi on Twitter. Even the media has picked up on this. When did Brandi accuse Leann of child abuse? Brandi’s child was injured at Leann’s house and rather than call the child’s mother, Leann opted to tweet the details of that ER visit to the public.

    Leann isn’t moving on with her life, all anyone has to do is look at her tweets. Which are pathetic attempts to make everyone believe that her life is better than what she is claiming. You are wrong. Since Leann’s own boyfriend stated that he did not want his own kids exposed to the media, Leann does not have a right to tweet about what and her boyfriend are doing with his kids.

    You do relize that some of those top lists are based on radio play and downloads, right? So are you telling me that Leann’s song isn’t being played on the radio at all? Well that is odd, the reviews usually come AFTER the song has hit the radio. Why is this review even coming out if the song isn’t set out to come out until Dec 8? Something sounds strange here.

    How many “official” releases does this song need? I recall that Leann released it on her website, according to one of her “fans” it was leaked onto the web, and then Leann had People mag post it on their site. So if this song is so great, why has it had like over five different “official” releases?

  31. Stormy
    November 21, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Why doesn’t Brandi just quit following LeAnn on twitter?

  32. Michael A.
    November 22, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Damn you, Damage Control. You are far too clever. I’ll have to adjust my plan accordingly.

    (Sorry, I realize this is petty, but it’s also kind of fun in a sick way.)

  33. and the damage control begins
    November 23, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Stormy,

    Or perhaps Leann can be the humanitarian that she claims to be and stop tweeting about another woman’s kids.

    I don’t think that BG reads LR twitter. You do realize that about 90% of Leann’s tweets end up in the media because her behavior is just that inappropriate?

    So are you saying that if a mother doesn’t like the fact that another woman is tweeting about her kids, then she should just ignore it? Even when Leann is tweeting the exact location and time where she, EC, and those kids can be found on any given day?

  34. and the damage control begins
    November 23, 2010 at 2:29 am

    michela a,

    Everyone knows that Leann is a petty person and tries to wiggle her way out of the consequences of her actions by playing the victim and arguing that people are picking on her for no reason at all. So it is not surprising when people try to blame all of the backlash against Leann on Eddies ex-wife. Didn’t Leann try to blame her “unhappy marriage” for cheating with another woman’s husband?

    Just look at this article where once again, Leann is made out to be the victim because she “fell in love” with a man who was attacked to another woman and has played her relatioship with this man out in the public’s eye since it was exposed.

  35. Paul W Dennis
    November 23, 2010 at 6:22 am

    The Waylon Jennings cover “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line” has successfully been sung by women before. The great Wilma Burgess recorded it
    (as “Only Mama That’ll Walk The Line”) on her 1969 album PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW

  36. Barry Mazor
    November 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Connie Smith also recorded “Only Mama That’ll Walk the LIne” back when the song was new.

  37. stormy
    November 23, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I don’t know that taking a sick child to the ER IS that inappropriate.

    And yes, unfortunately, we are living in a public age. When your ex moves on you have to accept that your kids are going to be friends with his new wife on Facebook and that she (and they) are going to Tweet about the life they share.

  38. Alison
    November 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    But it’s different when you’re famous, Stormy. If someone has the kind of attention that LeAnne has, some of which is negative, and you are worried about your kids when they are with her, I think it’s appropriate to ask that she stop talking about your kids. There are a lot of crazies out there and the risk of exposing your kids to that just increases the more famous a person is.

    I think that if LeAnne is disregarding the mother’s request to leave the kids out of the spotlight (and yeah, I think her twitter is a part of the spotlight) then that makes LeAnne kind of a bad person and really, really petty and selfish.

    Either way, the kids are being used as pawns in this and it’s a crappy thing to do. Which just makes me dislike LeAnne even more.

  39. Alison
    November 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Taking a kid to the ER is perfectly fine. It’s the part where you don’t call the mom that’s shady. No parent should find out that their kid was sick or hurt enough to go to the ER from someone’s twitter or FB account. A call should have been made the minute the decision was reached to take the kid in.

    As a child of divorce, this was the expectation that both my parents had- illness or injury required a phone call, esp. if it made it all the way to the doctor or the ER.

  40. Robbie
    November 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Personally, I feel that it would have been Eddie’s responsibility to call Brandi about their son being in the ER. BUt Alison is right, LeAnn shouldn’t tweet that kinda stuff.

    PS, I have noticed that not many people actually spell LeAnn’s name right! Just an observation.

  41. luckyoldsun
    November 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Karlie,
    The lead single from this album was “Swingin’.”

    I guess that sucked so much that they took it off the album?

  42. Stormy
    November 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I think that if LeAnne is disregarding the mother’s request to leave the kids out of the spotlight (and yeah, I think her twitter is a part of the spotlight) then that makes LeAnne kind of a bad person and really, really petty and selfish

    Talking about the new kids in your life is not dragging them into the spotlight.
    LeAnn is NOT a parent. I have dated guys with kids before and I will tell you, it virtually NEVER occurs to me to call their moms. She is someone adjecent to my circle, but not IN my circle. What y’all are determined to see as malice is more likely just life.

  43. and the damage control begins
    November 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    stormy,

    TWEETING about the kid being in the ER before even contacting the mother is what was inappropriate.

    Just because we live in a public age, it doesn’t mean that one has to make every detail of their life, especially if that same person(LEANN RIMES) continues to whine about how people are always in her business. Did you read the first line of the article?

    There is a major difference here. Leann is not trying to be those kids friend, she is trying to use them to hype up her career. There is absolutely no reason why she should be tweeting about those kids, especially when she is telling the paps exactly where they can find those kids.

    Leann has no business tweeting about those kids; afterall, her own boyfriend said that he didn’t want his kids exposed to the media and that exposing his kids to the media was not child focused and only served to draw attention to the person that is being photographed or talking about them.

  44. and the damage control begins
    November 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    stormy,

    Talking about the kids IS dragging them into the spotlight. Their names are mentioned in Leann’s interviews (see LR latest interview at CMA where she tells the public and media where those kids where be spending the holidays and how many articles were generated about this topic) and their faces are plastered all over the internet and blogs everytime Leann and Eddie stages a photo-op with them. So how can you say that Leann is not thrusting those kids into the spotlight. Before this affair thing, did anyone know these kids names, ages, that Leann is sleeping in the same bed with those kids, that Leann’s dogs sleep in the same bed with those kids, that she wraps herself in towels with those boys, and eats out of their bowls?

    Exactly, LEANN IS NOT THE PARENT, but for some reason she seems to think that those kids belong to her and that she can say and do whatever she wants to and about them without any consequences for her actions.

    Are you serious? It does not occur to you to call the mother of a child when that child is hurt? Well to many women, it does occur to them to call the mother of the child, especially when the child is being sent to the ER.

    You are having contact with another woman’s kids, so no matter how you spin it, you are IN that woman’s circle.

    You are wrong.It is not just life to tweet about a child’s ER visit before even contacting the mother of that child or tweet about a child after being asked to stop doing that. That is malice. Leann was once again trying to make another woman feel powerless in regards to her own child.

  45. Leeann Ward
    November 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    You’re certainly doing your part to “drag them into the spotlight” yourself now.

  46. BAMBI
    November 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    wow are we still talking about this?
    I don’t discuss my own problems this much . . .

  47. and the damage control begins
    November 24, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Leannward,

    Wow, great logic there.

    So calling out how Leann has been inappropriate, is dragging her into the spotlight?

    The sad thing is that “dragging them into the spotlight” hasn’t helped their careers one bit has it?

    Did you see Life and Style article about Leann’s failing career?

    Have you seen Leann’s twitter, she drags her ownself into the spotlight and then gets mad when the reaction to her attention seeking isn’t accepted.

  48. and the damage control begins
    November 24, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I thought that someone said that LR single was going to be out Dec 8? So Leann has tweeted that it is coming out Dec 21. So was the “official release” of this single pushed back just like they keep pushing back the release of her album?

    Why has this single had over 3 different “offical releases”? Because it’s not getting as much attention from the media like Leann would have us believe?

  49. and the damage control begins
    November 24, 2010 at 2:22 am

    We are still talking about this because Leann wants to convince the world that she is the victim in all of this.

  50. Leeann Ward
    November 24, 2010 at 3:41 am

    No, I’m not referring to LeAnn; you’re contributing to the children being dragged into the spotlight. Everytime you bring them up, it’s just another time that we’re discussing their private life. Sure, Rimes did it first, but as the simple addage goes, two wrongs don’t make a right. And for someone who is being so self-righteous about their privacy, you’d think that you’d be the first to want to do your part to protect it rather than have us all discuss it here on an open forum such as this.

    In all reality, I’ve never been sold on her personality, even before the latest scandal, but it doesn’t affect what I think of her talent or her work. I’ve liked her last two albums and I expect that I’ll enjoy the next one as well. Therefore, your obsessive campaign against her isn’t going to change that for me and, I suspect, anyone else who isn’t already of your mindset. Sure, I wouldn’t accept her as my pastor or marriage counselor (not that I need one, btw *smile*), but I’m fine with her being in my music collection.

  51. Robbie
    November 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Let’s just stop talking about her personal life and focus on what this review is about, her music!

  52. Trish
    November 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

    How can you stop talking about her personal life when she has been throwing it in all of our faces. It would bad enough if she was just a home wrecking tramp. The other problem is she has been going on every TV station and magazine to try and justify what she has done.

  53. Barry Mazor
    November 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    How ? How?

    1. Self control? 2. Not having our own interests determined by trash media talking points? 3, Not caring?

  54. and the damage control begins
    November 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    robbie,

    Then perhaps you should send Leann RIMES the same MEMO.

    Please tell her to stop talking about her personal life and focus on what the article is about, her music.

  55. Stormy
    November 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Who’s personal life should she talk about on Twitter?

  56. and the damage control begins
    November 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Leeann ward,

    I am being self-righeous about the kid’s privacy because I dare call out Leann who is tweeting about those kids after she was asked to stop and even her own boyfriend said that exposing the kids to the media wasn’t child focused? How typical that you try top blame everyone for what goes wrong in Leann’s life.

    You are just trying to deflect from Leann’
    s inapproprate behavior regarding these kids by arguing that anyone who points out the things that she says about these kids to thousands of strangers is in the wrong. Leann is wrong and it’s not my fault that a 28 yo woman who claims to be a humanatarian continues to drag two innocent kids in the spotlight and her “Fans” blame anyone who doesn’t look the other way.

    I wouldn’t have to bring these kids up if Leann wasn’t talking about their private life EVERY sec of the day. What do you mean Rimes did it first, she is STILL talking about those kids EVERYDAY.

    I get it, you know how bad tweeting about the kids makes Leann looks and you don’t want people to point it out or discuss it. In other words you want it all swept under the rug so that it doesn’t hurt her second single.

  57. and the damage control begins
    November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    stormy,

    NO ONES.

    Leann needs to focus on her MUSIC, since her “Fans” are always telling others to focus on Leann’s music and not her personal life and Leann has given three interviews where she whines about how people are always in her business.

  58. and the damage control begins
    November 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Barr Mazor,

    Speaking of self control, not caring, and Not having our own interests determined by trash media talking points, what are you doing in this thread trying to lecture others on posting when you are here posting yourself?

  59. Stormy
    November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Keeping a Twitter account is part of marketing for folks in the entertainment industry. If you don’t like LeAnn’s tweets, you really don’t have to follow her. Or Google her obsessively.

  60. Jon
    November 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Barry was answering a question. It was a pretty good answer, too.

  61. Brady Vercher
    November 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Just a warning that any more comments unrelated to the song in question will be removed.

  62. Barry Mazor
    November 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I have nothing whatsoever against posting.

    I am in favor if actually reading, tho..

  63. Steve
    January 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Leann Rimes has an outstanding voice. Who cares about anything beyond that. Someone’s private life has nothing to do with their career, other than of course being a serial killer or child molester, which of course she is neither. She can really sing and it’s about time radio welcomes her back. If they don’t now, she is still so young that she will eventually come back. She already has such a huge legacy behind her. This song just charted and hopefully will make more noise than ‘Swingin’.

  64. Ben Foster
    January 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Ultimately, I think I’d rather listen to a cheater who makes good music than to a non-cheater who makes bad music.

  65. J.R. Journey
    January 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Ultimately, I’d just like to listen to good music, and I could care less if the singer got caught ‘cheating’.

  66. Lily
    February 19, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I have to say, I am genuinely surprised that country music fans are so accepting of what is truly atrocious behavior on the part of Leann Rimes because she has a good voice. There are many music superstars who cheat, and we forgive because they act humbly and decent after the fact. Ms. Rimes histrionic actions are so over the top that I am astonished that the country music community accepts her actions and will buy her music. The fact that two innocent children were dragged into the spotlight by this delusional woman only compounds the injury. I used to be a Leann Rimes fan – now I am not. I dont care how good this album sounds, I will never spend a penny on this woman’s music. Ever. And neither should anyone who believes in decency, especially when it comes to children.

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