Yearwood confirms the album is already recorded
As Trisha Yearwood is celebrating the release of her new Frank Sinatra tribute album, Let’s Be Frank, she’s also working on a new country record. The country superstar has revealed that the project is slated to come out sometime this fall.
“Everything is recorded, we are just doing that last checklist of things like adding harmonies and things are almost ready to mix.” Yearwood tells Music Row of the album’s status. “I’m already chomping at the bit to release this country album. It definitely reminded me that as much as I love all the things that I get to do that are entertainment-related — I don’t do anything I don’t love — but music feeds my soul. I’m not going to let that much time pass before I make another record because it’s something that brings me so much fulfillment. It’s something I need to do for myself but hopefully other people will like it.”
Yearwood released Let’s Be Frank last November through Williams Sonoma stores and online until last week’s wide release. The project features 11 Sinatra classics and a rare Yearwood/Brooks original, “For The Last Time,” that fits the album’s mood. It was recorded over four days last year with a 55-person orchestra at the Capitol Record Studio at Capitol Records in Hollywood, the same studio Sinatra recorded many of his hits. Yearwood used the same microphone and stool Sinatra used when recording.
Let’s Be Frank is Yearwood’s first new album of all new material since 2007’s Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love. Yearwood released PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit, featuring six new songs and several of her hits, in 2014. Two years later, she and husband Garth Brooks released Christmas Together, their first duets album.
On Valentine’s Day, Yearwood headlined the legendary Rainbow Room for the first time. Guests were treated to music and dinner curated by Yearwood and Executive Chef Mathew Woolf 65 stories above Rockefeller Center with panoramic views in every direction.
The next day, Yearwood shared plans to support both Frank and her upcoming country project with a tour of her own during an AOL BUILD Series Q&A in New York City. She says she plans on performing in theaters and smaller venues instead of arenas like she did when she toured with Brooks from 2014-2017, performing a handful of songs in the middle of his set.
“I am going to do that,” she says of an audience question. “If Garth’s really nice, I’ll let him come out in the middle of my show and do a couple of songs. No, we are in the process of working on those dates now. We’re gonna do some symphony shows. Also, I’m opening the Nashville Symphony for three days, if you wanna road trip it, in October, but we’re just now setting up that tour. So yes, we will be doing that.”
During the thirty minute Q&A, Yearwood also shared her aspirations to star in a Broadway show one day. “I would love to do Broadway. I would love to do something on Broadway and I’ve always wanted to do that. My husband has said he would live with me in New York for six months, so we’ll see. I don’t know. I don’t know. Can you drive a tractor down Fifth Avenue? Is that allowed?”
We will share more details as they become available.
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