Rita Wilson

The multi-talented Wilson is an accomplished singer-songwriter, acclaimed actress, and successful producer, with her first love being music. The likes of Michelle Obama and Brandi Carlile have praised her artistry, while The New York Times noted, “she has a catch in her voice that conveys yearning,” and Forbes called her voice, “smooth as silk.” Her latest and fourth studio album, Halfway to Home is Southern California rock meets Nashville country, featuring songs co-written with an A-List group, such as GRAMMY-winner Liz Rose, Kristian Bush of Sugarland (who she also toured with), Mozella (Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus), Mitch Allan (Demi Lovato), and Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Kelly Clarkson). Rita has performed the world over on her own headlining shows, on the iconic stages of the Grand Ole Opry and Sydney Opera House and coveted slots at Stagecoach and CMA Fest among others.  On April 5, Wilson sang an inspired rendition of The National Anthem on the eNASCAR iRACING Pro Invitational Series race on FOX, and she is also hosting “CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares,” an uplifting celebration to honor the extraordinary life and legendary music of the late Kenny Rogers, premiering Wednesday, April 8 at 8 PM ET/PT on CMT. The special will encore on MTV Live at 8:00 PM ET/PT on April 10 and again on CMT at 12:00 PM ET/PT on April 11.