Throughout a remarkable career that encompasses stellar work in live theatre, television, film, music and concerts, Kristin Chenoweth has established herself as one of the preeminent interpreters of American songcraft. After having covered country, Christian and Christmas music, the iconic artist continues her personal exploration on The Art of Elegance – her first album of American Songbook classics.
The follow-up to Chenoweth's Concord debut Coming Home, The Art of Elegance is an ideal showcase for the charismatic artist's sublime interpretative skills. The 13-song set, produced by veteran producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell, finds Chenoweth tackling timeless, beloved classics by the likes of George Gershwin ("Someone to Watch Over Me"), Harold Arlen ("Let's Fall in Love"), Rodgers and Hart ("Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"), Burt Bacharach and Hal David ("A House Is Not a Home"), Hoagy Carmichael ("I Get Along Without You Very Well") and Johnny Mercer ("Skylark").
Although The Art of Elegance's 13 songs represent a diverse assortment of periods and styles, the material, along with Chenoweth's personally charged performances, share the attitude that provides the album's title.