Chenoweth's Second Album Due in Fall on Sony Classical

News   Chenoweth's Second Album Due in Fall on Sony Classical Kristin Chenoweth's second album, a collection of Americana and folk-flavored music, will be released in the fall on Sony Classical, the actress told Playbill On-Line. The release is timed to coincide with Chenoweth's return to Broadway in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked.

The new disc will stand in stark contrast to 2001's "Let Yourself Go," a mix of standards by Berlin, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and others. "It's going to be more along the lines of the way I was raised singing," said the Oklahoma native. "I grew up on country and gospel music. I'm not going to make a country album and I'm not going to make a Christian album. What I'm going to hopefully do is make an inspirational album. It'll be more in the folk-pop feel." Chenoweth said tracks will probably include "Hard Times," a song by 19th-century American songwriter Stephen Foster, the gospel tune "Amazing Grace," the folk standard "Shenandoah," Harold Arlen and "Yip" Harburg's classic "Over the Rainbow," and the modern "Taylor the Latte Boy," a comical tune she has often performed in concert. She is currently meeting with songwriters about other possible selections for the album. "Who I Am" is a possible title for the recording.

Chenoweth stars as Marian the Librarian in the upcoming television movie of "The Music Man," due to air Feb. 16 on ABC.

Today’s Most Popular News: