The performance was filmed in a simple black and white filter to build upon the vintage element. Rimes was dressed in stunning white gown, and could be seen cradling a microphone resembling the older antique models that Cline often used throughout her career.
Rimes’ powerful vocals and genuine emotion captivated her audience as she channeled soulful renditions of Cline’s classics, “Crazy” and “Leavin’ On Your Mind.”
Cline’s untimely death in 1963 broke the hearts of fans and fellow entertainers worldwide. It has been suggested that Rimes’ very first hit, “Blue,” was originally written for Cline prior to the tragedy. Rimes recorded the song when she was only 13, and it served as the kickstart to her sensational music career.
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