McEntire shared the news ahead of Sunday’s ACM Awards in Las Vegas
Country legend Reba McEntire is working on a new album. The multifaceted singer, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist spoke about the progress of the project during an interview on the red carpet for the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) on Sunday (April 15th).
“I have four [songs] that I absolutely love and trying to find about ten more, and then when we get all that ready to go, we’ll go into the studio and start recording. I can’t wait,” McEntire shares.
McEntire’s last album was her dual Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts-topping album Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope, released in February 2017. The double-disc collection of traditional hymns and contemporary tracks marked McEntire’s thirteenth summit to No. 1. The singer also picked up her first GMA Dove Awards nomination for “Back To God,” in which she won.
Sunday’s ACMs was the 15th time McEntire hosted the award show. McEntire finished rehearsals early, something she says never happened during her previous 14 times hosting.
“Everything’s gone so smooth. We finished 45 minutes early on rehearsal today. On all the fifteen years that I’ve ever hosted — well fourteen before — that never happened. We were just so thrilled. We got a little more time to get poofed and doofed and ready to go tonight.”
During the show, McEntire also performed her 1993 hit “Does He Love You” with Kelly Clarkson during a 90’s Flashback segment that also featured Toby Keith and Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi. McEntire was also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
McEntire’s illustrious career holds esteemed accolades from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY Awards, in addition to becoming a household name across television, film, theater and retail. The multi-media mogul also just announced more dates as part of the longest-running country act in The Colosseum at Caesars’ history for Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together In Vegas.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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