TOTD: Kristin Chenoweth – “Wreck You”
Being from the south, I’ve come across plenty of country music. I grew up in Texas where we’re often seen as stereotypical cowboys and for the most part, it is darn tootin’ true. When a Broadway star from Oklahoma releases an album that draws influences from country, I know I have to listen. Kristin Chenoweth is one of the few people I actively support. Her southern charm is captivating, her voice truly unique, her spirit wild and free. I’ve had the opportunity to see her live at Houston’s Jones Hall, home to the Houston Symphony, where she didn’t need a big production, just only her big voice. I’ve caught her countless appearances on television (Pushing Daisies, Glee) and film (Into Temptation, The Boy Next Door and my personal favorite, 12 Men of Christmas).
Over the years, I grew to love her even more. I’ve read her autobiography countless times with my best friend, even managed to watch her concert special with a boy I adore who was shocked to hear the magnificent voice from a petite woman. When Cheno released Some Lessons Learned in 2011, I was ecstatic. Several songs were written by her (“What Would Dolly Do,” “Mine to Love”) and some were covers but they all showcased her southern roots and love for country music.
“Wreck You” is one of the many gems on the album. Its romantic notion goes well with the acoustic approach where Cheno is blunt with her feelings. She simply wishes to be the one for her partner, the one who leaves their knees weak, the one person that never leaves your mind.
I’m a romantic at heart and a huge sucker for songs like songs like “Wreck You” and “What If We Never” that always tug at my heartstrings, and I don’t think I would have it any other way. Kristin Chenoweth has the voice of an angel, with a wide appeal to a huge audience.
Some Lessons Learned is available to purchase here!