Photo by Norman Seeff
Today, LeAnn Rimes has released a new track, “the only” off her forthcoming LP, god’s work, due out on Sept. 16 via Thirsty Tiger/The Orchard. The latest soulful tune is a genre-bending ode to its contributors and features Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper and Ledisi. In addition to new music, Rimes has also dropped dates for the second leg of her upcoming tour, “the story… so far.”
“the only” was written and produced by Rimes and her longtime collaborator and close friend, Darrell Brown. The track blends Rimes’ Americana-pop lean with a healthy dose of reggae coolness due impart of Marley’s signature vocals, which he lends on the ditty. Rimes’ latest release exuded mellow island vibes and is a far cry from her past, which can be closely attributed to contemporary-Christian and pop-focused.
“It is an honor to have such a unique and diverse group of artists joining me on this song. Artists of like mind and heart that are also spreading a message of love in the world,” Rimes shared. “‘the only’ really is all about community and connection, so I felt inspired to create the track in community with those I deeply admire and respect.”
The second leg of Rimes’ forthcoming tour supports the new album and the artist’s 25th music anniversary. The newly added dates will see the artist on the road from late May through mid-September and include stops from coast to coast.
Stream “the only” now. Watch the lyric-based music video below.
Tickets for LeAnn Rimes’ upcoming tour are available now and can be purchased here.
See the complete list of tour dates below.
LeAnn Rimes Tour Dates:
May 20 – Will Rogers Auditorium – Fort Worth, Texas
May 2 – Scissortail Park – Oklahoma City, Okla.
May 25 – Potawatomi Casino – Northern Lights Theater – Milwaukee, Wis.
May 26 – Potawatomi Casino – Northern Lights Theater – Milwaukee, Wis.
June 10 – Snow Pond Center For The Arts – – Sidney, Maine
June 11- Boch Center Shubert Theatre – Boston, Mass.
June 23 – Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts – Orange Park, Fla.
June 24 – Mahaffey Theater – St. Petersburg, Fla.
June 25 – Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
July 8 – Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati Ballroom – Cincinnati, Ohio
July 9 – Hollywood Casino Event Center- Charles Town, W.Va.
July 15 – Rock the Ruins at the Vogue Outdoors – Indianapolis, Ind.
July 16 – Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center – New Buffalo, Mich.
July 22 – Athletic Club of Bend – Bend, Ore.
July 23 – Britt Pavilion – Jacksonville, Ore.
July 24 – Stern Grove Festival – San Francisco
September 4 – The Long Center For The Performing Arts – Austin, Texas
Friday, September 9th – Champaign, IL – Virginia Theatre
Saturday, September 10th – Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino
Sunday, September 11th – Eau Claire, WI – The Pablo Center at the Confluence