17 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although she hardly hides from hints of her past CCM recordings and deep-rooted experience with Broadway and TV, Kristin Chenoweth lets her native Oklahoma drawl blossom here. Some Lessons Learned is a country album gushing with emotion and unforgettable melodies. In the inspired “I Was Here,” she pines to leave her helping mark on a weary world in troubled times. Under earnest sentiments, the song's solid rhythms waltz with traditional tones while self-sung harmonies soar skyward. The following “I Want Somebody (Bitch About)” is a twangy tune that gets a little gritty as Chenoweth longs for that special someone while going down a list of prerequisites. Vintage guitars get cranked up and distorted alongside a stand-up bass in the rockabilly romp “What Would Dolly Do,” easily the liveliest song here. Chenoweth punctuates the chorus with a playful double entendre (“W.W. Double-D!”)—and yes, Elvis fans, it's the unmistakable backing vocals of The Jordanaires piping in. She pays further homage to Dolly on a moving cover of the Parton-penned ballad “Change.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although she hardly hides from hints of her past CCM recordings and deep-rooted experience with Broadway and TV, Kristin Chenoweth lets her native Oklahoma drawl blossom here. Some Lessons Learned is a country album gushing with emotion and unforgettable melodies. In the inspired “I Was Here,” she pines to leave her helping mark on a weary world in troubled times. Under earnest sentiments, the song's solid rhythms waltz with traditional tones while self-sung harmonies soar skyward. The following “I Want Somebody (Bitch About)” is a twangy tune that gets a little gritty as Chenoweth longs for that special someone while going down a list of prerequisites. Vintage guitars get cranked up and distorted alongside a stand-up bass in the rockabilly romp “What Would Dolly Do,” easily the liveliest song here. Chenoweth punctuates the chorus with a playful double entendre (“W.W. Double-D!”)—and yes, Elvis fans, it's the unmistakable backing vocals of The Jordanaires piping in. She pays further homage to Dolly on a moving cover of the Parton-penned ballad “Change.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

broadwaychick96 ,

Fabulous as usual

Kristin is absolutely amazing. I love her and she can do no wrong :)

curls20 ,

Amazballs

Kristin can do no wrong! She's has done everything anyone could imagine and now a country album. You can tell this is so close to home and each song tells a story that everyone can relate to. Kristin will take the country world by storm!!

serendipitymyst ,

Nicely done.

I've loved Kristen Chenoweth since listening to her on the Wicked soundtrack and this album doesn't disappoint. Though I'm not sure I'm ever going to be able to get through "Fathers and Daughters" without bawling my eyes out, this is a very solid album with some pretty awesome tracks. I hope this is a sign of more things to come!

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