In her book, "What I Cannot Change," Rimes wrote about days she did not want to perform for anyone, but said when she wasn't doing a show, she didn't know what do with herself. When asked by Roberts who she was without music, Rimes broke down in tears.
"That was my life!" she said, crying. "I'm learning who I am without it and that's the coolest thing about my life right now that I have all of these incredible things happening and I have family and -- and I'm learning who I am without it."
In the past decade, Rimes has stayed busy, releasing six albums. She's out with a new single and video called "Swingin'," -- only this time, music is not the burden that it used to be.
"There's been a lot thrust on my shoulders at a very young age. I -- thank God. I don't know how I could have handled it, but I have and I'm still here. And that's -- that's saying a lot, you know?"