Q&A With Kristin Chenoweth
Broadway star turned country singer Kristin Chenoweth will head to Minneapolis on Sunday for a concert at the State Theatre. But before she gets here, she chatted with us about her previous visits to Minnesota, why she wanted to release a country album and what she has left on her bucket list.
Q: You launched your world tour in May. How’s it been going so far?
A: Really good! I’m really enjoying the show so much and the audiences have been so welcoming. This is the first time I’ve ever committed to doing, you know, I’ve done concert work but I’ve never done a “tour.” It’s been a real fun journey and I’m having just a great time.
Q: So what made you want to do a tour?
A: Well I had an album come out over the fall and I wasn’t able to promote it very much because I was shooting “GCB” for ABC. And I knew that I wanted to get out on the road. And it’s not just songs from this latest album, it’s sort of songs I’ve always wanted to do and it’s all over the map. It’s opera and musical theater and country – and everything that I do in one show.
Q: You’ve said before that country music is the music of your heart and soul. How long have you wanted to release a country album?
A: Well I grew up in Oklahoma and always wanted to do that and I signed with Sony, I guess, 10, 11 years ago and I said, ‘will you just promise me you’ll let me release a country album at some point?’ So this fourth album, I got my way and I’m so happy with it.