LeAnn Rimes was just 14 years old when she released “How Do I Live” in May 1997.
LeAnn’s version of the tune—you also may recall Trisha Yearwood released the song in May 1997—reached No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, spending a then-record 69 weeks on the chart. Penned by Diane Warren, “How Do I Live” also earned LeAnn a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year in 1998.
More than 20 years later, LeAnn has released a rebooted version of the song, “How Do I Live (Re-Imagined).”
“For my tour last year in the U.S. and U.K., we arranged ‘How Do I Live’ in a new way to reflect where I was coming from musically with my last album, Remnants,” says LeAnn. “I wanted the arrangement of ‘How Do I Live’ to highlight the vulnerability of Diane’s lyric. It’s more of a spiritual experience singing the song this new way, a personal prayer. After the shows, so many of my fans were asking how to get the new version, so we went in to record it as a ‘thank you’ to my fans, hence the title ‘Re-Imagined.’ I greatly appreciate and adore the original version and all that it has done . . . that will always exist and never change. I would love for this new arrangement to sit alongside the original as a companion, highlighting what a classic song Diane Warren created.”
Listen to LeAnn’s re-imagined version below.