LeAnn Rimes and Traci Taylor

LeAnn Rimes is coming to Spiediefest/Balloon Rally at Otsiningo Park this Saturday at 5pm.  Get your buttons at Cost Cutters, Weis Markets and Maine Source, Upper Front Street, Binghamton.

She burst on the in 1996 at the age of 14 with a song that was originally pitched to Patsy Cline in 1962 called "Blue." The song helped LeAnn to become the youngest person to win the Best New Artist Grammy.  She's had 11 top 10 hits and she just released a new CD called Spitfire. I talked to someone who saw her in concert, just a few weeks ago and they said she sounded fantastic.

She's  been through a lot over the past few years:  a divorce, a marriage, rehab — all in the public eye. But now, the 30-year-old songstress is focusing on the future and says that it’s time for other people to move on, too.

With the recent release of her newest album, which is a tremendously personal look at her emotions and struggles over the past few years, people are again talking about Rimes and her love life — but she is definitely through with the talk, and wants to instead focus on the music.

She tells Rolling Stone, “I think it’s kind of interesting how country music is about ‘real life,’ but there are people who don’t [want] me to live it. Within real life you make mistakes. And you know, you own up to them and move on.”

“When you listen to ‘Spitfire,’ I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind. It’s just the truth,” the singer states. “I say it’s the truth in no particular order, ’cause it is. And I feel like so many people have written such a skewed story… it’s also very skewed to paint a picture of myself and my husband that’s completely opposite of what we really are.

It’s her new mindset: approaching music from a human perspective, which she talked about recently on ‘The View.’ Rimes is even able to approach life with humor again, as she adds with a laugh, “My life is one big country song.”

Rimes has moved on, and is hoping everyone else will too.  The weather looks great for the entire weekend so get your buttons before they're gone.  Remember you can't buy buttons at the gate and I'm told the buttons could be sold out before Friday. We can't wait to see you this weekend.