Album is available Sept 27th via Concord Records
Emmy and Tony Award-winning Kristen Chenoweth has enlisted Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire for her seventh studio album, For The Girls. The project pays tribute to female singers who have come before them and will be available September 27th via Concord Records.
For The Girls features the Chenoweth and her guests interpreting 12 classic songs identified as iconic from Barbra Streisand, Dinah Washington, Doris Day, Patsy Cline, Judy Garland and others.
“I really wanted to pay homage to all the women singers who have influenced me over the years,” Chenoweth tells Billboard in a statement. “I wanted to make something that men could also enjoy, but this is by the girls and for the girls. These songs have all stood the test of time, and most of them are songs that I grew up listening to. It was a little intimidating, because people like Judy, Barbra and Dolly are the people who made me want to be a singer in the first place. I wanted to pay homage to these women and do them proud, but I also wanted to put my own stamp on it. And I think I was able to do that.”
Parton teams with Chenoweth on her classic “I Will Always Love You” for the project. “These are some of my favorite singers in the world,” the Broadway superstar shares. “‘I Will Always Love You’ is a song I’ve loved since I was a child. I used to think, ‘One day I’m going to sing that song.’ Little did I know that I’d get to sing it with the queen herself.”
Grande joins Chenoweth for a remake of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” while Hudson and McEntire trade vocals with Chenoweth on Peggy Lee’s “I’m A Woman.”
- The Way We Were
- You Don’t Own Me (with Ariana Grande)
- It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
- I Will Always Love You (with Dolly Parton)
- What a Diff’rence a Day Makes
- When I Fall In Love
- The Man That Got Away
- I’m A Woman (with Jennifer Hudson & Reba McEntire)
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow
- I Wanna Be Around
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