Rimes Pulls Out of We Fest

LeAnn Rimes canceled her headlining appearance at this weekend’s three-day We Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Rimes had been scheduled to close the mammoth festival on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 5), the last day of the event. A Rimes’ spokesperson said that Rimes is devoting this year to working on a new album and had decided in May to pull out of the fest. Chris LeDoux was booked to fill her Sunday slot. Rimes canceled several concert dates last summer due to throat problems, but her spokesperson said she is fine now. The singer has only one concert date scheduled for the rest of the year, according to Pollstar. She’ll play the Texas state fair on Oct. 13. Other artists appearing at the We Fest include Lonestar, Loretta Lynn, Trick Pony, Phil Vassar, Diamond Rio, Billy Ray Cyrus and John Anderson. 08/02/01