Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson

Sat 5/09

"Everybody is a work in progress. I don't feel that we're ever at that place

we want to be. Just when you think you've got it made, something throws

you for a loop. I know I'm not perfect, but I just keep trying - I'm out there,

flawed, but trying my best. So I wanted to write about connecting to those

parts of you that aren't finished, they're just 'halfway to home.'" - Rita


Rita Wilson will release her new album Halfway To Home on March

29, 2019 via Sing It Loud/The Orchard. The lead track from Halfway To

Home is "Throw Me A Party." Wilson comments on "Throw Me A Party,"

sharing, "When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had so many different

thoughts," she says. "You're scared, anxious, you think about your own

mortality. So I had a serious discussion with my husband that if anything

happens, what I'd like is a party, a celebration. Out of that story, I wrote

"Throw Me A Party" with Liz Rose and Kristian Bush - it was very personal,

and it really defined a lot of the album."

Where her recent acclaimed record Bigger Picture was spare and intimate,

Halfway To Home stakes out new sonic territory - the place where

Southern California rock meets Nashville country. Halfway To Home is

the second in a series of three new records from Rita, who continues to

establish herself as a significant, prolific singer-songwriter. "Wilson (is)

even more comfortable as a songwriter," said Billboard, while Forbes called

her voice "smooth as silk." No less than Michelle Obama described Bigger

Picture, which landed at #1 on Amazon's Singer/ Songwriter chart, as a

"beautiful and introspective album," while Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile

said, "PLEASE check it out. You can thank me later!"

Most of the new record was recorded in Nashville and co-produced by

Rita and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Shania Twain). Ron

Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa) and John Shanks (Bon Jovi,

Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow) also contributed as producers. Many of the

song were co-written by an A-list group including Grammy winner Liz

Rose, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Mozilla (Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Miley

Cyrus), Mitch Allan (Demi Lovato), Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Kelly Clarkson)

and Emily Shackleton (Carly Pearce).

Rita recently made her debut at the historic Grand Ole Opry, presented at

the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, performed at the Chris Cornell memorial

tribute "I Am The Highway" and Music Strong: Borderline Victims Benefit