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.