As the official sequel to Blue (Unchained Melody was a collection of early recordings), You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs carried a lot of expectations. It was a record that should have consolidated LeAnn Rimes' status as contemporary country's brightest new star, but instead it does a curious thing -- it positions her as an adult contemporary crossover artist. You Light Up My Life has as much pop as country, relying on such easy listening standards as the title track, "The Rose," and "God Bless America." Rimes sings well throughout You Light Up My Life and displays her natural talent, but the album isn't the great leap forward it could have been.
Performance CreditsLeAnn Rimes Primary Artist,Vocals
Milo Deering Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Mary Ann Kennedy Background Vocals
Greg Morrow Drums
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Csaba Petocz Overdubs
Michael Rhodes Bass
Pamela Rose Background Vocals
John Willis Electric Guitar
Dan Wojeciechowski Drums
Michael Spriggs Acoustic Guitar
Bob Gentry Bass
Fred Gleber Drums
Gary Leach Background Vocals
Jimmy Kelly Keyboards
Jerry Matheny Electric Guitar
John Wills Electric Guitar
Daniel Kresco Overdubs
Curtis Randall Bass,Background Vocals
Kelly Glenn Keyboards
Dennis Quartet Wilson Background Vocals
Michael Black Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical CreditsScott Ahaus Overdub Assistant
Mike Curb Producer
David Hall Contributor,Overdub Assistant
Greg Hunt Engineer
John Newton Composer
John Stafford Smith Composer
Bob Campbell-Smith Engineer
Wilbur C. Rimes Producer,Management
Francis Scott Key Composer
Mike McClain Engineer
Frank Lucero Art Direction
Chuck Howard Producer
Greg White Hunt Engineer
David Patillo Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
I think Leeann is a brilliant singer and when i become asinger i hop;e i can sing like her.The song light up my life is brilliant i listen to it everyday.
I listened to the song"You light up my life" and I swear chills rose from head to toe,Leann Rhymes sings that song beautifully.I am a singer myself,a lot of her songs,I look up to.Thanks for beautiful singing,Leann...God Bless You.
this cd is my pick me up she has been true fan since the start. when i lost autographed hat from the hilton concert in vegas.she took time out after i emailed her to send me an autographed picture to me she is a real gift god gave us to enjoy.
I know about you because i heard your song in (Divas Live'99)I like your song because that gave me relaxing.The music i heard most of your song is (How Do I Live).You are my biggest fan ever.........Leann Rimes....God Bless You.
Her songs on here are great. She is a fabulous singer. She has a beautifuk voice for her age ( i wish are choir could sing like her) but This is a very good album along with Blue and Her new one.