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Rimes cancels WE Fest appearance; Byrd takes her place

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A severe case of tonsillitis has sidelined country vocalist Leann Rimes on the eve of her WE Fest debut.

In a statement published Wednesday, Aug. 6 on her official Web site,, Rimes' publicist said that she would be postponing her performance at US99.5's Live Country Event in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 7 and canceling her performance at WE Fest on Friday, Aug. 8.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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