Leann Rimes thought about sex during a tribute to the late Patsy Cline.

The 31-year-old star, who is married to actor Eddie Cibrian, revealed she was advised to occupy her mind with erotic thoughts in order to get through her emotional performance of the legend's biggest hits at the American Country Awards on Monday night (09.12.13).

The blonde singer told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''It was intense...and about halfway through 'Crazy,' you see people start to cry, and then you're like, 'Oh my God.'

''My guitar player, he's always giving me the tricks that work -- [one is] always think about sex when you start to cry. I was thinking about sex a lot throughout the whole thing.''

She added: ''By the end of it, it was just such an emotional moment for me.''

LeAnn's revelation won't come as a big surprise to her fans as she recently admitted she is desperate to have a baby girl with her husband, who already has two sons, Jake, six, and Mason, nine, with his ex-wife, Brandi Glanville.

She said: ''I think about it often. We talk about it.''

Eddie added: ''She wants a little girl, badly.''