Trisha Yearwood has been teasing about “Let’s Be Frank,” her tribute for Frank Sinatra for a while now. Needless to say, everyone is excited about it. The album is a collection of songs from the Great American Songbook. And truly, it has been a long time coming.
Trisha Yearwood’s Versatility
As far back as the mid-’90s, Yearwood has been mixing orchestral versions of her country hits. She showed her well-rounded experience in music through brandishing symphony shows. It was done together with a magnificent rendition of “Somewhere” from the musical West Side Story at special events.
Yearwood has since been a resonating name when it came to Frank Sinatra. In 2015, she was selected as one of the artists that were selected for the Recording Academy’s all-star tribute to The Voice himself. It was there that she performed “I’ll Be Seeing You” with such versatility and grace.
Let’s Be Frank
In an interview with Rolling Stone, she went candid on her musical stylings and the diversity of her influences. She talked about Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt, and how she fell in love with them when she was a child.
She had also been very frank in answering about the influences that she had when she was making this album.
“I picked the ones that were very Frank. You can’t not do “Come Fly With Me,” which I think was written for Frank. “One for My Baby (One More for the Road)” was a must. But I really wanted to do “Over the Rainbow,” so it’s like, “OK, Frank recorded it. So, I can do it.” If Frank recorded it, it was fair game, and for me, Sinatra was a great way to focus all of these songs into something really cool, ‘cause nobody was cooler than Frank.”
“Let’s Be Frank” will be Yearwood’s first full-length solo album since her 2007’s “Heaven’s Heartache and the Power of Love.” An all-new studio album from the three-time Grammy winner is expected to follow in the coming months of 2019.