LeAnn Rimes Reveals Her Unique Backstage Request

LeAnn Rimes specifically asks for a particular piece of furniture in her dressing room and fans are calling it the “best idea ever.”

With a career spanning decades, LeAnn Rimes, the 41-year-old “I Need You” singer, naturally has established preferences for her pre-show routine. Similar to many celebrities, she includes specific requests in her rider to be present in her dressing room before each performance.

While some artists are renowned for their extravagant demands (such as Van Halen famously asking for a bowl of M&Ms with all the brown candies removed or Toby Keith requesting a specific brand of beer, a bottle of Jägermeister, and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s in his dressing room), we’re confident that LeAnn stands out as the only celebrity with this particular, and notably wholesome, request.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 08: LeAnn Rimes performs at the Ryman Auditorium on April 08, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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So, what is the singer’s unusual backstage demand? A rocking chair.

LeAnn explained, “I have officially asked for a rocking chair on my rider. And it’s because I’m now 41. No, I’m just kidding. It’s because when I’m home and I’m working on vocal stuff or warming up, I’ll sit on a bouncy ball…I figured the next best thing when I’m out here is to find a rocking chair. It’s really good to keep my mind off of focusing on things too much.”

LeAnn continued with a lively “rate my rocker” theme song as she evaluated chairs from her tour destinations in Illinois and Indiana (Spoiler alert: Lafayette, Indiana was leading with an impressive 8 out of 10 for its “flair.” Keep reading to find out which East Coast show eventually beat it out). She also extended her gratitude to those who went the extra mile to locate the chairs for her, giving them a 10 out of 10.

In her post, LeAnn wrote, “for those of you who are as invested in the backstage rocking chairs as i am, welcome to…’rate my rocker’ let’s see what this weekend has in store 😂✨”

Fans were more than impressed, leaving positive comments on her video, calling her request the “best idea ever.”

“a rocking chair would 100% be on my rider 🤘🪑”

“Love a rocking chair and you so rock it ❤️x”

“I friggin love your rocking chair! Best idea ever”


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Backstage rituals and dressing room requests provide a glimpse into the unique personalities and preferences of performers, giving us a window into what makes each performance special. Everyone’s got their own quirks and styles, even LeAnn’s rocking chair necessity, and it all adds to the excitement of live shows.

LeAnn’s “the story…so far” tour rolled on through the end of November, finishing up on the East Coast. She is now gearing up for “Joy: The Holiday Tour,” with the first show scheduled for December 2nd.

Anticipation built, and we were eager to see how the rocking chairs stacked up on the next leg of her journey.

See LeAnn’s new post for the East Coast’s “rate my rocker” scores below!