Singer/actress LeAnn Rimes recently returned from North Carolina after being interviewed by Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and poet Maya Angelou, according to X17Online.

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Angelou, 83, is currently working on a new Hallmark Channel show, "The Celebration Table," which focuses on celebrities who have inspired the "I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings" author throughout the years.

A fan of LeAnn since the country star first hit the music scene as a teen, Angelou thought Rimes was an older black woman the first time she heard "Blue." It wasn't until she saw a photo of the then 13-year-old that Maya realized LeAnn was "a little white girl."

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Rimes said, "We talked about forgiveness, marriage, children, poetry, music, food... and drank great wine together. Her spirit is infectious. Meeting her changed my life. She's a walking angel and the wisest person I've ever met. She invited Eddie, the kids and me back to her home soon, for a few days, because she wants to cook for us."

Photo courtesy of X17Online..

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