Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth's fourth studio album, Some Lessons Learned, will be released on September 13 by Sony Masterworks. Chenoweth will channel her southern roots for the country-tinged album. The first single "I Want Somebody (Bitch About)" will be available beginning May 31. A video for the song will debut on Country Music Television on June 6, with Chenoweth making frequent appearances during the Country Music Fest that same week. Chenoweth recorded much of the album on her off nights while starring in last year's Broadway revival of Promises, Promises.
"Look at my recording career, and it's kind of funny," Chenoweth said in a statement. "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 19 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."
Famed songwriter Diane Warren contributed several tracks to the album, which will feature a duet with Randy Travis. Chenoweth also penned two tracks, including the ode to Dolly Parton, "What Would Dolly Do?" and "Mine to Love." She will also cover the Parton classic "Change."
Chenoweth received a Tony Award for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Her many other Broadway credits include The Apple Tree, Wicked, Epic Proportions and Steel Pier. She earned an Emmy Award for Pushing Daisies and a nomination for her guest turn on Glee. Chenoweth will return to TV this season in the comedy Good Christian Belles.