LeAnn Rimes recently gave a special performance at country music's iconic Grand Ole Opry at a show to raise awareness for breast cancer and we caught up with the singer for an exclusive chat about the evening's event and also to get an update on her family life and upcoming projects.
"Just as a woman, it's super important to support other women with something that we could possibly go through," the 31-year-old country star told ET at the 5th annual The Opry Goes Pink Show in Nashville, which also included performances by Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Amy Grant and American Idol alum Mandisa.
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"I've had many friends who've had it - my husband Eddie's mom had it at one point," she said about the disease being spotlighted at the event, at which she also flipped a large switch turning the legendary venue pink for the month of October. "So tonight's a good night to celebrate those who are here who have survived and pay honor to those who have passed away."
Rimes also spoke about her latest album Spitfire, saying the experience of making the music was deeply personal and gave her a platform to portray her true self. "I think everyone's really written my life for me in the last five years -- so skewed and so opposite of the situation. Or they think they know my intentions, so they write those for me. This album was actually something where I felt like I had a voice in my own life again and I was able to tell my truth, not anybody else's skewed version of it."
Watch the video to also hear how Rimes juggles her busy career responsibilities with family life and to get a preview of her upcoming reality show with husband Eddie Cibrian.
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