Kristin Chenoweth is going back to her country roots with the release of her new album, Some Lessons Learned, on September 13. The album will include her current single, “I Want Somebody (Bitch About),” which is a tongue-and-cheek song about finding love. The songs on Kristin’s album explore her experiences as a woman.
Some Lessons Learned was produced by Bib Ezrin, known for his work with KISS and Pink Floyd. It features songs written by top songwriters including Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren and Victoria Shaw among others. Kristin wrote two songs, “What Would Dolly Do?” and “Mine To Love.” This is Kristin’s fourth album on Sony.
“Look at my recording career and it’s kind of funny,” Kristin said. “It’s all so different! 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.”
Kristin has had a diverse career spanning music, Broadway, television and the silver screen. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in November of 2010, won a Tony Award for her role as Sally Brown in Broadway’s You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and is also known for her work as Glinda in Wicked. She won an Emmy for her role as Olive Snook on Pushing Up Daisies and is best known for playing Annabeth Scott in The West Wing and April Rhodes in GLEE.
Kristin also has several movie credits to her name, including Bewitched, Four Christmases and RV. In 2009, she released her memoir, A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, And Faith In Stages. She will star as Carlene Cockburn in the upcoming ABC series Good Christian Belles alongside Leslie Bibb, David James Elliott and Annie Potts.