LeAnn Rimes On Good Morning America

Mon. May 22, 2000 12:00 AM by Business Wire

New York, NY - LeAnn Rimes will perform the song, "I Need You," on Good Morning America tomorrow. The song is LeAnn's contribution to Music From (And Inspired By) "Jesus," the original soundtrack album to the recently aired CBS Television Network mini-series, which topped the ratings last week. "Jesus," drew the largest television audience and demographic for a mini-series this season. The first installment aired on Sunday, May 14th and it beat ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," marking the first time the hit show has not topped the ratings on a Sunday night. The second part of the mini-series, which aired on Wednesday, May 17th, also won the ratings for that evening as well.

Sparrow/Capitol Records released the album on March 28th, and it is No. 5 on the Christian Album chart and the No.5 selling soundtrack album in the country according to SoundScan. The collection also features 98 Degrees, Yolanda Adams, Avalon, Sarah Brightman, Steven Curtis Chapman, dc Talk, Hootie & The Blowfish, Lonestar, Edwin McCain, Jaci Velsquez and Patrick Williams. All songs were recorded specifically for the soundtrack, with exception of Sarah Brightman's classic, "Pie Jesu."

"I Need You," is a smash at Adult Contemporary radio. It is currently charting at No. 8 with a bullet on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio chart, and on Country radio the single is currently No. 34 with a bullet on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

The companion video, directed by Joe Rey (Courtney Love, Backstreet Boys, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Bryan Adams) and Joseph Kahn (Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Sugar Ray, Backstreet Boys), was just added to custom rotation on VH1.

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