" is the title of the debut single released by American country music
singer, LeAnn Rimes
, released in 1996. The song propelled Rimes to fame at thirteen years old.
"The Light in Your Eyes" was originally slated to be the A-side of LeAnn's first single, for which she also filmed her first video. A clip of the originally-intended B-side "Blue" was only included as a ten-second tag on the promo record sent to radio stations, but when disc jockeys responded more favorably to "Blue", the A and B sides were reversed and it became her first single instead.
This song was also covered by Haley Reinhart
in the tenth installment
of American Idol
"Blue" was written by radio disc jockey Bill Mack
in the early 1960s. Mack originally intended legendary country music singer Patsy Cline
to record the song, but Cline died in a plane crash before it could be recorded. Although it was claimed that Mack had been waiting to find the right vocalist to record "Blue" for all that time, the song was recorded by at least three artists (Mack, himself; Kathryn Pitt; and Kenny Roberts
) prior to Rimes.However, the idea was spread to the media, leading people to believe Rimes was the successor to Cline's vocal style.
"Blue" is a ballad about a lonely woman who is wondering why her lover can't be blue or lonely over her. However she later realizes, that words her... Read More