THE DAZZLING RISE OF A YOUNG COUNTRY STAR
Who is this singer with the incredible voice, the youngest ever artist ever nominated for a Country Music Association Award, and winner of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist? Jo Sgammato traveled from Nashville to LeAnn's hometown of Pearl, Mississippi, then followed her path to Dallas and beyond to reveal her inspiring life. From singing at eighteen months through dazzling performances at talent shows, opry stages and sports arenas, here is the heartwarming story of a determined young singer and an American family whose dedication made A DREAM COME TRUE.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Jo Sgammato is a writer and journalist who writes about popular culture. She is the author of Dream Come True: The LeAnn Rimes Story and Keepin’ It Country: The George Strait Story, and the coauthor (with Marjorie Jaffe) of The Muscle Memory Method. She divides her time between New York and Nashville.
Read an Excerpt
Excerpted from "Dream Come True"
Copyright © 1995 Jo Sgammato.
Excerpted by permission of Random House Publishing Group.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another whiny child star, you just know by reading it she will grow up to be a spoiled self indulged adult and i was not wrong that is exactly what happened. Dont waste your money
Actually, I haven't read the book yet. I just wanted to clear up the confusion on where leann is from originally. I know for a fact that she lived her early years in Pearl, Mississippi, not Flowood. I know this because I'm also from Pearl. Her aunt operates a restaurant dedicated to Leann on Highway 80 there, called Blue Country Cooking. She was BORN at the hospital in Flowood because Pearl doesn't really have one. She lived in Pearl and went to school at Pearl Elementary right across the street from where her grandpa still lived before he passed away a couple of years ago. By the way, Faith Hill is from Star which is in the same county about 10 miles down Highway 49 from Pearl. Pretty cool, huh? Well at least I think so.
I think this was a great book. It tells the story of the 14-year old country star's ride to stardom. It tells about her childhood and gives information any of LeAnn's fans would love to know. I enjoyed this because it gave alot of information and detail on this stars life