Kristin Chenoweth Offers Rendition of ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ on ‘GCB’
Kristin Chenoweth has more than minted her country career after releasing a record in September and announcing her first-ever country tour, set to launch in May. The celeb who can claim the names actress, songstress and filmstress made a country music appearance on Sunday (March 11) singing a tune that’s not her own.
Chenoweth covered Carrie Underwood‘s smash hit ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ during an episode of the new ABC drama ‘GCB.’ The actress plays the part of Carlene Cockburn, a southern belle with a front as fake as her fingernails. The show, which debuted March 4, sees Chenoweth’s Texan character dealing with her arch rival: the once-popular Amanda Vaughn, who has returned to her Highland Park hometown after her billionaire husband comes out as an embezzler and dies in a car accident with his mistress.
Alluding directly to that crash, Chenoweth’s character offers up a rendition of ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ in the middle of a church service as a masked jab at her nemesis. Such is the behavior of the “Good Christian Belles,” for which the show was named (though the last word previously stood for a less polite female descriptor).
Chenoweth is continuing to prove herself as a multifaceted talent who can step into the spotlight in a number of arenas. Preparing to tour her album ‘Some Lessons Learned,’ the singer’s fourth with Sony, Chenoweth is gearing up for the run which will kick off at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and come to a close June 24 in Chenoweth’s hometown of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Watch Kristin Chenoweth Sing ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ on ‘GCB’ (Begins at 5:08)