Englewood, NJ–The stars were perfectly aligned Friday evening at Englewood’s iconic entertainment venue the BergenPAC. Just shy of its one year multi-million dollar restoration, this prestigious performing arts center is filled with state-of-art decor and design continuing to provide that one of a kind world-class entertainment feel.
This evening’s musical guests were two extremely gifted artists finely tuned within their crafts. Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Allison Strong opened up the showcase serenading the crowd to tracks from her 2013 debut EP Rewind, 2014 Bilingual dual album March Towards The Sun paying homage to her Colombian roots and latest 2023 release Bronte featuring the album’s title track and “La Luna”, a dedication to her grandmother who passed away during the onset of her career in 2009.
The multi-talented Jersey native took a moment to engage with fans speaking on her appearances in Broadway musicals Bye Bye Birdie, Mama Mia!, working alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and other greats as well as upcoming projects. With over twenty years of starlet status under her belt, this trilateral genius’ love for the arts is just as evident as her signature name.
Ensuing the brilliant class act was international multi-platinum singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes gracing the stage looking beautifully poised, sounding off to a playlist of numerous hits. Born on August 28, 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi, the renowned American singer, songwriter, and actress gained widespread recognition at the age of 13 with her debut album “Blue,” which earned her two Grammy Awards. Known for her versatile vocal range spanning from country, pop, blues and contemporary gospel, Rimes released numerous albums, including hits like “How Do I Live,” “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” and “I Need You.”
Her early success led to a prolific career, becoming one of the youngest country music stars. Over the years, Rimes has evolved as an artist, experimenting with different musical styles and collaborating with various artists. Aside from her music career, Rimes has ventured into acting, appearing in films and television shows while being involved in philanthropic activities, supporting causes focusing on children’s health and education. Despite facing challenges in the public eye, LeAnn Rimes continues to be a respected figure in the entertainment industry, celebrated for her talent and enduring contributions to music and entertainment.
This evening she illuminated the stage rocking to jams “Remnants”, “Life Goes On”, basking in her country roots on “Blue”, “Nothin’ Better To Do”, “One Way Ticket”, flossing vigorously with “Love Line”, “Right Kind Of Wrong”, “Can’t Fight The Moonlight”, “God’s Work”, softly swaying to “Crazy”, “Blue Christmas”, “Spaceship”, and closing flawlessly with an acoustic version of signature fan favorite “How Do I Live” concluding her exquisite set.
Rimes extraordinary versatility, pure gracefulness, and free-flowing spirit is what continues to thrive this superstar to shine. The beauty in her resilience is truly a blessing to witness, leaving anyone in awe of her being. For more information on LeAnn Rimes and her tour, visit: www.leannrimes.com