Reba announces Gospel album, Ryman concert

Reba McEntire has surprised fans by announcing a new album and one night only Ryman Auditorium solo concert. The singer took to Facebook Live on Thursday (Dec 15th) to tell fans the news from the set of her new music video “Back To God.”

“It’s a gospel album. The new song that we did the video for today is called ‘Back To God,'” the singer says. “Loved it! It was very inspirational. We got to shoot it in this beautiful church on the east side of Nashville.”

The album is called Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope and will be released on February 3, 2017 in a joint partnership via Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. It’s a double album that contains ten traditional hymns of “faith” on one disc and offers ten contemporary “hope” tracks on the second.

Reba co-produced the inspirational album alongside Doug Sisemore and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and the Isaacs make an appearance on the set.

“Softly And Tenderly” with Clarkson and Yearwood will be available on iTunes on Friday (Dec 16th). A new song will be available to download every Friday up to the album’s release date on February 3rd.

Fans who pre-order the double album on CD and LP through will receive an autographed copy. There are also fan bundles that include a T-shirt, autographed framed photo and leather journal. A deluxe edition from Amazon features two bonus songs.

Reba also shared details about her first-ever headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium on February 15, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at the Ryman’s website and run $50, $85 and $110. Each ticket receives a physical copy of the new album.

In addition to her Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together In Vegas residency returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in February, June and December next year, Reba also mentioned that she will be touring Europe in March 2017. She will playing the Country 2 Country Festival from March 10-12, 2017 which will take her to Glasgow, Scotland, London and Dublin.

Deluxe EditionCD | LP

Disc One

  1. Jesus Loves Me
  2. Oh, How I Love Jesus
  3. When The Roll is Called Up Yonder
  4. Oh Happy Day
  5. Amazing Grace
  6. I’ll Fly Away
  7. In The Garden / Wonderful Peace (feat. The Isaacs)
  8. Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Swing Down Chariot
  9. How Great Thou Art
  10. Softly and Tenderly (feat. Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood)

Disc Two

  1. Sing It Now
  2. Angels Singin’
  3. God and My Girlfriends
  4. Hallelujah, Amen
  5. There Is A God
  6. I Got The Lord On My Side
  7. Back To God
  8. Angel On My Shoulder
  9. From The Inside Out
  10. Say A Prayer
  11. Jesus Loves Me (Reprise) [Hidden Track – Physical Only]

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