Born and raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, actress/songstress Kristin Chenoweth goes back to her country music roots with her new album Some Lessons Learned, available on SONY MASTERWORKS on Tuesday, September 13. She will perform songs from the new recording on The View, Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Piers Morgan Tonight and more.
Some Lessons Learned was produced in Nashville by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, KISS, Pink Floyd). It features songs by elite pop and country songwriters including Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Tom Douglas, Hillary Scott, Jodi Marr, Victoria Shaw, Dolly Parton, Eric Bazilian, Gary Burr and Shane McAnnally. Chenoweth herself contributed two songs, “What Would Dolly Do?”– written in honor of her hero Dolly Parton — and “Mine To Love,” about a woman who struggles with an emotionally unavailable man.
This is Chenoweth’s fourth album on Sony. “Look at my recording career and it’s kind of funny. It’s all so different!” says Chenoweth who counts Dolly Parton (whose “Change” Kristin covers on the album), Patsy Cline, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire and Linda Ronstadt among her major influences. “This album is more along the lines of what I grew up singing, like the music I sang in church in Oklahoma. When I was hired at nineteen to sing at Opryland in Nashville, that’s what I wanted to do. I never anticipated my career going in all these great directions — which I’m grateful for! I’m finally getting to do what I want.”