Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Rimes emerged with her first single, "Blue", when she was just fourteen years of age. She is most recognized for her crossover hit "How Do I Live" which, according to the Billboard charts, is one of the most successful songs in American music history. Rimes' other notable songs include "Can't Fight The Moonlight", from the movie Coyote Ugly and American Idol favorite, "I Need You".
She has won an American Music Award, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and four Billboard Music Awards.
On February 23, 2002, she married Dean Sheremet, a dancer.