Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Jennifer Nettles releases new album of American Songbook classics

Multi-Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles showcases her versatility and powerful voice with Always Like New from Concord Records.

The new album will be released on CD, Vinyl and Digital on June 25th. For this project, Nettles teamed up with GRAMMY® and Tony® Award-winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, best known for his work on Broadway’s critically acclaimed shows Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and In the Heights, to reimagine, arrange and produce some of the most beloved songs from the stage, infusing each with her signature sound and giving these timeless works of art a new context and meaning in our current landscape. 

Cover photo: Shervin Lainez

Nettles shared, “As a child who grew up in musical theatre, this album feels like a homecoming to me. I savored every note of singing and arranging these songs with Alex Lacamoire. It is thrilling to be able to celebrate this amazing songwriting with arrangements and vocals that allow them to be rediscovered anew.” 

The album, executive produced by Adam Zotovich (Dear Evan HansenThe Color PurpleAn American in Paris), spans classics from “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” (Oklahoma) and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” (My Fair Lady) to contemporary favorites including “You Will Be Found” (Dear Evan Hansen), “Wait for It” (Hamilton) and “It All Fades Away” featuring Brandi Carlile (The Bridges of Madison County).

Always Like New’s first single “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat,” features Nettles’ soaring vocals in a jazzy up-tempo version of the Guys and Dolls classic.

In 2019, Jennifer released an EP titled “I Can Do Hard Things.” Previously, she released two solo albums titled “Playing with Fire” and “To Celebrate Christmas,” as well as a Sugarland album named “Bigger.” Sugarland’s song “Stay” was a platinum No. 1 hit which earned two GRAMMY® Awards for “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group,” and Jennifer earned another GRAMMY for her collaboration with Bon Jovi on “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” Her other achievements in music include five ASCAP awards, three ACM Awards, a CMA Award, the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award and the Artist Impact Award from Lincoln Center. Jennifer made her Broadway debut in 2015 as “Roxy Hart” in the Tony® Award-winning, record-breaking musical Chicago and starred as “Donna” in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer production of Mamma Mia!. She is also currently developing a musical about 17th Century Crusading Poisoner Giulia Tofana.

Always Like New is available for pre-order and digital pre-save here.

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