LeAnn Rimes tackles a trio of readers' queries. Did your question get answered?

By EW Staff
Updated October 25, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Q. What’s the significance of the new CD’s title, ”Twisted Angel”? –Baxter Jonez, New York City
A. It describes my personality. The angel side is the child who grew up in the fishbowl. Everyone put me on a pedestal, a perfect little angel. So now I’ve grown into a woman. That’s the twisted side of it: I am human, and I have made mistakes.

Q. What do you say to people who accuse you of tossing aside your country roots? –Brian Andersen, Sunnyvale, Calif.
A. It’s just been a natural progression. Country is in my soul; it’s what I grew up listening to. Everyone has a chance to grow up and discover who they are and change their mind many times. I had to do it in front of everyone’s eyes. I don’t try to categorize myself. Everyone likes to pigeonhole people, but I’m just making good music.

Q. Are you lonely on the road? You look sad in a lot of pictures. –Kurt Roderick, Pacifica, Calif.
A. [Laughs] Oh, wow. If they’re old pictures, it’s probably true. From when I was 13 to 16 1/2 I did 500 shows. I wasn’t a very happy person at that moment. But now I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Every picture you see now will be me smiling.

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