Her first gig was in front of her mom, with an upright sweeper as a mic. She wrapped a towel around her head (because she *needed* "long brown hair" for this gig.) As a young singer, LeighAnne wished to mimic Marie Osmond as she entertained her mother. But, her mom told her to always be her. That has stayed with her ever since, and I can definitely confirm that there is no one else on earth like LeighAnne Cooper.
I first learned of this singer in my younger days when I bartended an old honky tonk saloon. This bar was a venue for some pretty big deals in country music in the decades it was open; including Johnny Paycheck. There were quite a few extremely talented musicians who graced the stage there. But no one ever effected me like LeighAnne when she sang. I could listen to her every day and night. I could forget all about a crowded barroom, and all my worries too.
I still follow LeighAnne all these years later, now sharing my love of her music with my husband and two young children. Watching her play a show with the Paint Valley Jamboree or the at Lebanon Opry never fails to get my whole family up and dancing!