Merging their powerhouse vocals, Country icon Reba McEntire and Christian phenomenon Lauren Daigle will release a new version of “Back To God” to digital retailers on April 2nd. That night, the pair are set to perform the duet during the 52nd ACM Awards live broadcast on CBS at 8 pm ET/PT.
“I’m thrilled to have Lauren’s incredible voice add another layer to this song,” shares Reba. “It’s been really special to see how people are connecting to the message of ‘Back To God,’ and I’m looking forward to our live performance on the ACM Awards.”
Reba initially released the song on her latest album Sing It Now: Songs Of Hope & Faith, which topped both Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts for multiple weeks. The double-disc collection on Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group marked her thirteenth summit to No. 1 and features traditional hymns and contemporary tracks. Fans from both genres and beyond continue to embrace the lead single as the music video surpasses 5.8 million views to date. The Oklahoma native’s illustrious career holds esteemed accolades from ACM, CMA, GRAMMY Awards, in addition to becoming a household name across television, film, theater and retail. Currently shooting a pilot for ABC with Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), the multi-media mogul will also return as part of the longest-running Country act in The Colosseum at Caesars’ history for Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together In Vegas this summer.
“I’m thrilled to have Lauren’s incredible voice add another layer to this song.”
“I grew up listening to country music with my dad on the way to school. It is such a full circle moment to now be singing ’Back To God’ with Reba on the ACM Awards! This opportunity offers a new platform to share hope and redemption, and I’m excited for us to collaborate in showing the world His unconditional love,” says Daigle.
Developing into one of the leading voices in Christian music, Lauren is heralded as the fastest-selling new artist in the last decade with over 840,000 in consumption to date from her Gold-certified debut How Can It Be. The project reached the pinnacle for six weeks on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart and produced two No. 1 hits with “First” and “Trust In You” as well as Top 5 singles “How Can It Be” and “Come Alive.” The Louisiana native’s strong ability to connect with fans earned her the 2016 Billboard Award for Top Christian Album for How Can It Be, multiple honors from Dove Awards and K-Love Fan Awards, in addition to two GRAMMY Awards nominations. Making national television appearances on Good Morning America and Today, Daigle’s momentum continued with her first-ever headline tour selling out all dates.
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