Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Leann Rimes Not ‘Blue’ About Hosting ‘Nashville Star’

NASHVILLE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Leann Rimes is stretching out her vocal chords and speaking as much as singing.

Rimes is the new host of the USA network reality series, Nashville Star, and figures the fact that she’s both a singer and a host will give the country-oriented show an edge on American Idol, which only features former top 40 songstress Paula Abdul as a judge.

The third season of Nashville Star debuts tonight (Mar. 1), but Rimes is still working out the details. As she puts it, “They’re still changing my lines around,” and says she’s open to the possibility of singing duets with some of the aspiring country stars participating on the show.

However, if anyone does sing a duet with her, she hopes they won’t feel like a second fiddle compared to her last duet partner. In her words, “I sang my first duet with Elton John and I consider that to be the ultimate.”

Even though Rimes will be speaking more than singing on Nashville Star, she’s not giving up her day job. She’s currently promoting her latest CD, This Woman, and plans to fit in concerts around her hosting duties.

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