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On to the song. I have to agree with the other reviewer who stated that he felt that the reason the producers of Con Air chose the Trisha Yearwood version is for the marketability and name recognition of Ms. Yearwood. She happened to be the bigger name at the time, although when it comes to country artists, that's not saying much, as Con Air was an action movie, and not many action films have crossover appeal. The true crossover appeal in country music is in "country rock" artists such as Elvis, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes (duh!), Lynyrd Skynyrd, and others. True country (as in honky-tonk, bluegrass, etc.) just doesn't have the same crossover appeal.
Back to the song. I have listened to both versions extensively, and can't fathom where people think Ms. Rimes' version is "hollow", "without feeling", etc. It comes across quite clear to me the emotion in the song as expressed by LeAnn Rimes. Trisha Yearwood may be a more established face/name in the music scene, but it is her work that is the more hollow version of this tune. Personally, I think most of Trisha Yearwood's work is on the tuneless side, as Ms. Yearwood seems to me to only have one pitch, and not a whole lot of range.
I rarely rate anything 5 stars, so four is as good as it gets for me. The debat will of course rage on, but I felt like putting in my own 2 cents for what it is worth.
She has recorded 5 major albums, "Leann"-1999; "Blue"-1996; "Unchained Melody"-1997; "You Light Up My Life"-1997; "Sittin' On Top Of The World"-1998.
Leann was born August 28, 1982; which makes her 17 years old.
This single "How Do I Live" truly propelled Leann to her career's peak.
Even though Leann is only 17, she has sold an amazing amount of records:
Her "Blue" album has sold over 6 million copies; The "How Do I Live" single has sold more more than 3 million copies, amazing for a single. Her latest 1999 effort, "Leann," which features 12 of the Leann's versions of some of the most famous country songs, has sold more than 1 million copies to date; "Sittin' on top of the World" has sold more than 1 million copies; "The Early Years" has sold more than 2 mil copies; "You Light Up My Life" has sold more than 4 million copies;
Her "How Do I Live" single holds the Billboard chart record for 69 weeks at #1 and she also got several special Billboard Awards;
Leann has won Grammy's; American Music Awards; Academy of Country Music Awards; TNN Music City Award; CMA Horizon Award; Billboard Awards; and the BBC Rising Star award.
All this success and she's not even an adult.
By the way.....all you people who say Trisha Yearwood's version of How Do I Live is better, you are SO mistaken. Trisha has never EVER been able to match the strong voice of Leann.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay...of course it is up to personal taste..but Trisha Yearwood's version of this song is the definitive version. Read morePublished on December 10, 2007 by SeenIt?
Whenever I Hear Leann Rimes sing How Do I Live it reminds me of my first kiss with my boyfriend and the lyrics I could easily relate to and cherish with. Read morePublished on July 28, 2004
I could do without the alternate mixes of "How Do I Live", but the film version of the song is worth the purchase. Read morePublished on July 31, 2003 by Amazon Customer
The song that showed Rimes true talent just so happens to be the ever so controversal cut of How Do I Live. Read morePublished on October 23, 2001 by Mirren Lucas
I say this not because I am a Trisha Yearwood fan, but because I am a country music fan and professional musician. Read morePublished on March 5, 2001
This was definitly made for Leann not trisha. By the wy trisha is just a horrid singer! This song is great and sung by the right person. Congrads Leann!Published on February 3, 2001
I am amazed at how big this song was in the US, in Australia this version charted only briefly and then left the charts while Trisha Yearwood's far superior recording went to... Read morePublished on January 2, 2001