This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with LeAnn Rimes and Gary Puckett .
LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than 20 years. With album sales of more than 40 million, two GRAMMY Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards, Rimes has made her mark in the world of music. She was the youngest person to ever win a GRAMMY Award and was the first country artist to win the GRAMMY Best New Artist trophy. Widely regarded as one of the finest vocalists in music in the last three decades, Rimes is known for her powerful and flawless voice and a sound that is simultaneously fresh and timeless.
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary’s unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits, including “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” and “Over You.” Puckett has performed on more than 30 network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. He continues to tour nationally and internationally.