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  • Muzik First


Jennifer Nettles is best known for her work as part of the country music sensation Sugarland and has worked as an actor in films like "Harriet" and the TV series "The Righteous Gemstones." Her taste for Americana might never have been so clear—or catchy—however, as it is on "Always Like New," her new album comprises numbers from the American Songbook and paying tribute to musical theatre. Nettles partnered with Alex Lacamoire, "Hamilton’s" music director, orchestrator, and conductor, to create "Always Like New," which features classic songs—“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” from "My Fair Lady," “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” from "Oklahoma!"—as well as favourites from newer shows including "Hamilton" and D"ear Evan Hanson." "Always Like New" features a splendid lineup of show tunes to please fans of musical theatre of every generation, each one showcasing Nettles's unique, instantly recognizable voice and signature twang. In terms of the choices of the selections made, it was all done with deep intention and purpose. Nettles and her producer and partner on this project, Alex Lacamoire, made sure to balance classics with songs from contemporary musical theatre and to make sure to respect the original composition.

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