By Alex Kluft
Singer/Actress/Producer and wife of actor Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson stopped by the Grammy Museum on Monday night (June 3) to discuss her new album Halfway To Home with the Museum’s executive director Scott Goldman. Just two months ago Wilson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wilson has released four studio albums total. Her latest album was mostly recorded in Nashville, TN and included an all-star production team of Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Shania Twain), with Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa), and John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow). In addition to having some of today’s top producers, some of the biggest songwriters contributed to the album such as Liz Rose, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, Mozella (Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus), Mitch Allan (Demi Lovato), Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Kelly Clarkson) and Emily Schackleton. Wilson performed at Stagecoach this year, CMA Fest just three days after this event, and will perform at Lake Shack on June 21. Wilson also performed on The Late Late Show With James Corden and NBC’s Today.
Following the Q&A Wilson performed a set of five songs with her band including The Who keyboardist, Loren Gold, and Don Henley bassist, Lance Morrison. Rita Wilson has East Coast dates through June 19 with Kristian Bush.