The Midnight Cowboy, trucker DJ from Dallas/Fort Worth, broadcaster Bill Mack composed "Blue". This won Bill the Grammy Award for Best Country Song of the Year 1997. The tune was recorded in 1956 and released two years later. You can find the single on the 1998 album "Bill Mack Sings His Songs"
After being "discovered by Bill Mack, LeAnn Rimes hit in 1996 came from the album "Blue", the single went top ten country and top thirty on the pop chart. LeAnn's hit was a re-recording of the tune she sang when she was 11 years old on the 1994 release "All That". Since then she has won two Grammys, twelve Billboard Music Awards and an American Music Award amongst others.