Kristin Chenoweth To Release ‘Some Lessons Learned’ September 13

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Kristin Chenoweth To Release ‘Some Lessons Learned’ September 13

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 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.”

Some Lessons Learned is the culmination of a natural progression for Chenoweth as a recording artist. She singles out the title track “Lessons Learned”: “It’s about what we learn and how we learn — and what we do with it.”

Her debut single, “I Want Somebody (Bitch About)” is a tongue-in-cheek song about finding unconditional love and is available now. All of the songs on Chenoweth’s new album are very personal and explore her life experiences as a woman.

The music video for “I Want Somebody (Bitch About)” which takes place in a retro hair salon made its debut on CMT this summer. During that time, Chenoweth was very involved in Nashville’s annual Country Music Fest. She was a presenter on the 2011 CMT Music Awards and performed on the finale of CMT’s Next Superstar.

“I’m so glad that as an artist, I’m in a position to work with such incredibly talented people,” Chenoweth concludes. “I’ve always wanted to make this album, especially in Nashville, where the musicians are amazing and everyone is so wonderful to work with. I can’t wait to go back!”

Next, Chenoweth will star as Carlene Cockburn in the new ABC drama series, Good Christian Belles, alongside Leslie Bibb, David James Elliott, and Annie Potts.