After performing for 25 years, LeAnn Rimes has learned a few things about traveling on a tour bus. "I take such good care of myself and I've learned what works and what doesn't work for me after all these years of doing it," she said. "I've learned that I have to fill myself back up because I give out so much energy. There's always a massage or a sauna or something that's waiting for me to just refill my body."
"When I was out on the road at 13, I was drinking like four cokes a day not even thinking about it," LeAnn said. "Now, it's a completely different world and I have to have my rest. It has to be a balance and I've really learned how to enjoy as much as I can. Back in the day, I didn't see anywhere we went. I was constantly working so I try to schedule in some play time and some self-care time while I'm out here."
During the story...so far tour, LeAnn will play songs from her upcoming album god's work. "There's a lot of rhythm and a lot of great drumming on this album," she teased. "I always seem to gravitate toward just what I'm moved by at the time. It's very instinctual and what's moving my heart and I feel like if I always create from that place, I seem to be able to connect with other people through that."
On every tour, LeAnn is grateful for the love and encouragement displayed from her husband Eddie Cibrian. "He's constantly supporting me and when he's on tour, he's always on the side of the stage jamming out," she said. "You'd think he would get bored of hearing me but he seems to light up every time."
While LeAnn's stepsons Mason, 18, and Jake, 15, may be teenagers, they have a respect for what the artist does night after night. "The other day, Jake finally understood ‘Can't Fight the Moonlight' and he's like, ‘Man, that song slaps,'" LeAnn joked. "I was like, Oh, I'm all of a sudden cool. It was pretty funny. It's one of his jams now. Nothing we do is cool but I have one song that he's like, ‘Oh, that's a good one.'"
When looking back on her career, LeAnn is thankful for where she has ended up. "I've come through a lot and to be a child star and to have navigated this world and the terrain fairly gracefully has been probably my greatest accomplishment," she said. "To be in the best place of my life now artistically and emotionally and physically than ever, I feel like that really is my personal greatest accomplishment."