Reba McEntire has released the video for Pray For Peace via her Facebook page and is offering fans a free download of the single through her website.
“The idea to write the song ‘Pray For Peace’ came to me last year as I was walking on our place in Gallatin, TN,” the country singer writes. “For days I’d sing, ‘Pray for Peace’, over and over. It wasn’t until several months later did the other parts start to fall in place. Some, not until we got into the studio to record it.
“I feel this song is a gift from God. I have never worked on a song as long as this one. It went from a bass drum, fiddle and singers to guest artist singing with me, adding more instruments and even a choir and a bagpipe!
“It’s an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love.”
The four minute clip features McEntire doing the hand motions with fan-submitted videos of fans doing the same interlaced throughout. There’s also footage of McEntire recording the track in the studio as well as the choir. Country singer Ronnie Dunn and pop singer Kelly Clarkson are also featured on the track, but not in the video.
Dunn claims on his Facebook page, “NO RECORD LABEL KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH IT”…so, she made it an online thing.”
Fans who sign up to McEntire’s mailing list will also get a free MP3 copy of the track.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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