Reba releasing ‘Reba: Live’ concert special via YouTube

The 1995 NBC concert special comes to digital for first time ever

Country superstar Reba McEntire is set to re-launch her Reba: Live special exclusively on YouTube this Friday, July 17th, marking the first time the concert has been available digitally. Filmed in 1994 at the Omaha Civic Center, the recording showcases Reba’s extraordinary showmanship and includes plenty of iconic costume changes as well as her signature humor. The Oklahoma native’s distinctive talent truly comes to life in this hour-long special that includes twelve unique performances. The special will premiere at 8 pm ET and Reba will celebrate with fans through a chat on her YouTube channel.

In anticipation, Reba has released a special teaser trailer for the event which can be viewed below.

“This was one of my first big tours with all the dancers and costume changes, and it was my very first network television special,” shares Reba. “It’s so much fun to get to revisit it and share it with my fans all these years later! I hope they enjoy it and I can’t wait to share some stories from the behind the scenes during the chat.”

The special was released on VHS and LaserDisc in 1995 with bonus footage not included in the original broadcast.

It was just announced that Reba will join fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill for the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,933rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on July 18th. The performance will be available to watch on Circle TV, wsmonline.com and SiriusXM. Most recently, Reba shared a new music video for her timeless song “What If.” Written by Diane Warren and originally released in 1997, Reba spoke to NBC’s TODAY as well as Entertainment Tonight as to why she felt compelled to re-release the song with an updated video as an encouraging message of hope and positivity.

On September 11th, McEntire will reissue her 1990 seminal album Rumor Has It in deluxe form for its 30th anniversary. Details for the release are forthcoming, but a former listing at Walmart indicates a live recording of “Fancy” from her 2017 Ryman Auditorium performances will be included as a bonus track.

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