Westminster College Celebrity Series to Present LeAnn Rimes Nov. 19

Thursday, October 18, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will welcome LeAnn Rimes Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Rimes' performance scheduled for Oct. 11 had to be cancelled due to illness. Tickets for that date will be honored at the Nov. 19 performance, and additional tickets are still available for sale.

Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy® Awards,  three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards.  Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the "Best New Artist" category.

Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including "Can't Fight the Moonlight," which went #1 in 11 countries, and "How Do I Live," which  is the second-longest charting song ever on the Billboard  Hot 100 chart.

Rimes is as an accomplished actress and author, including writing two children's books Jag and Jag's New Friend, as well as the novel Holiday in Your Heart and the inspirational book What I Cannot Change.

The show is sponsored by Springfield Restaurant Group.

Tickets are available from the Celebrity Series box office at (724) 946-7354.  Click here for additional information on the show.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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