AceShowbiz - Rita Wilson has released a new country song in tribute to essential female workers after recovering from the coronavirus.
The actress also debuted an accompanying music video on Friday, May 8, 2020 for "Where's My Country Song?" which she recorded to celebrate single mothers and other women who have been working on the front lines through the pandemic.
"I felt that there was something to be said about the fact that so many essential workers now in America are women," she tells Billboard of the track, which was released just in time for Mother's Day in the U.S. on Sunday.
"They're really unsung heroes. So I wanted to write a song acknowledging them. It was a chance to put the spotlight on that."
"You don't hear a lot of songs about single mothers," Rita adds.
The "Sleepless in Seattle" star practised strict social distancing protocols with her producer Mikal Blue and the other musicians they worked with while recording "Where's My Country Song?" in the studio.
"I have immunity from coronavirus antibodies, so I'm a little bit safe to be around," she shares. "But I still practised social distancing just to be 100 percent sure and make sure everyone was comfortable."
The actress is fully healed after she and her husband Tom Hanks tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020.