Mrs. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Is Releasing An Album

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We didn’t even know that she was a singer!

But this sounds like such a cool concept!

Rita Wilson is apparently taking a break from acting to release her debut solo album, which will be called AM/FM, and featuring classic songs from the ’60s – the AM part – and the ’70s – the FM part – and guest vocalists like Chris Cornell, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill and Vince Gill!

She explains:

“That time period was hugely influential on me as a kid and as a teenager. I’d spend hours and hours lying on my bed, holding up the albums, reading the liner notes, and learning all the words to these songs that expressed what I was feeling or fantasizing about. The song sequence on the album tells a story of a very innocent, idealized version of love in the ‘AM’ section, before it shifts to the ‘FM’ section and becomes more about the disillusionment that happens after you’ve had some heartbreaks. As I got older, I began to understand that not everything had a happy ending. So I was drawn to songs by women who wrote about how love was not always the dream fantasy; that there was pain and disappointment involved.”

Very true! And we’re excited to see how this perspective is worked into the covers, which include All I Have to Dream, Angel of the Morning, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, and Faithless Love!

Can’t wait to hear it, gurl!

How about U? Will U check out Rita Wilson’s debut album?

[Image via WENN.]

Feb 10, 2012 2:30am PDT

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