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The American Country Awards honored the great artists over the past year in country music on Tuesday, Dec. 10. But there was also one heartfelt performance, courtesy of LeAnn Rimes, remembering an icon in this genre, the great Patsy Cline.
The Grammy winner paid tribute to her idol, and it was a particularly poignant moment when she was so overcome with emotion that she broke down in tears.
After belting out a series of songs during the soulful set, which marked the 50th anniversary of Cline's death, the 31-year-old put her hands to her mouth and looked up at the ceiling.
"I love you Patsy, thank you," Rimes told the audience as she softly wept.
Rimes looked gorgeous for the occasion, donning a detailed pale pink gown with statement earrings and styling her blond locks in a low bun.