Oprah enlisted country singer and Sugarland member, Jennifer Nettles and American Idol alum, Jennifer Hudson to sing “You Will,” the inaugural anthem for the media mogul’s OWN network.
The duet was written by longtime Oprah friend, Diane Warren.
The song, naturally, emphasizes themes of self-empowerment. and features the big soulful voices of both singers. Diane is responsible for hits such as the Idol fan favorite tune, (kidding) Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live.” Oodles of smarm for the win!
“You Will,” produced by Grammy-winning team the Underdogs, is available now for download on iTunes and streaming on Oprah.com It premieres tonight (Tuesday) during the season finale of Tyler Perry’s The Have and the Have Nots during a behind-the-scenes video showing the recording of the song.
“I was so touched when Diane Warren came to me and said she wrote a song with OWN in mind,” Oprah said in a statement. “And then to have Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles bring the song to life with their stunning collaboration…what a gift.”
Via Rolling Stone
Listen to the full song right here: