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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I Was Here
1
3:36
 
I Want Somebody (Bitch About)
2
3:10
 
Fathers and Daughters
3
3:13
 
What Would Dolly Do
4
2:46
 
God and Me
5
2:58
 
Change
6
3:16
 
What More Do You Want
7
3:23
 
Wreck You
8
3:48
 
I Didn't
9
2:43
 
Borrowed Angels
10
4:03
 
What If We Never
11
3:37
 
Mine to Love
12
4:11
 
Lessons Learned
13
4:15
 
Boy (Bonus Track)
14
3:43
 
The Making of Some Lessons Learned
15
5:12
 
I Want Somebody (Bitch About)
16
3:12
 
Lessons Learned
17
4:14
 

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