The album will be McEntire’s 30th of her career
Reba McEntire is working on her most traditional album yet. The country superstar has been recording songs from her upcoming 30th studio album throughout the year, and confirms she’s returning to a more traditional sound than her previous efforts.
“I’m really excited about getting back in the studio, working with [Kenny Chesney producer] Buddy Cannon on a new project. It’s gonna be probably the most country album I’ve ever recorded,” Reba tells ABC Radio.
“And [I] don’t have a release date on it yet, but we have thirteen songs already recorded. And we’ll go in and do some more if we find ’em.”
“Lovin’ it! Just real country,” she adds.
She first spoke about the project earlier this year during an interview on the red carpet at the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) in Las Vegas. “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’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.
In the meantime, McEntire can be seen as host of the ninth annual CMA Country Christmas, airing sometime in December on ABC. The special was filmed last week in Nashville and features performances by McEntire, Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young. She also confirms other acting projects are in the works, although it’s too early to provide details.
More details as they become available.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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