• REBA McENTIRE WILL PUBLISH A LIFESTYLE BOOK FOR RELEASE NEXT YEAR.

    Global superstar Reba McEntire has joined forces with Harper Celebrate, a gift book imprint of HarperCollins Focus, for a forthcoming lifestyle book for release in the fall of 2023. The full-color book will feature personal stories, food and cocktail recipes, and lifestyle tips that range from hosting to packing a suitcase. Each chapter will be centered on a theme from her iconic songs including grit, family legacy, being curious, and prioritizing the things that matter most.

    Reba remarked, “I’m so excited to partner with the Harper Celebrate team to create my first lifestyle book where I will share stories, behind the scenes photos, some of my favorite recipes and life lessons I’ve learned over the years. I know my fans are going to love it!”

    “Reba is universally beloved for her talent, humor, and unapologetic authenticity,” said Michael Aulisio, vice president and publisher, Harper Celebrate. “This book will offer readers a seat at Reba’s table as she shares her hard-earned wisdom on what it means to live a good life. And let me assure you, there will be a lot of fun had along the way.”

    She previously co-wrote a 1994 memoir titled Reba: My Story with Tom Carter and also authored a second biography, Comfort From a Country Quilt, in 1999. In February, she released her latest album My Chains Are Gone, a collection of classic hymns and gospel songs.

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton

    Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Tuesday (April 5th). He, along with musicians Keb’Mo, Bobby Bare and Connie Smith, were recognized for their contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville with their own star on the Walk of Fame.

     

    Reba McEntire scored her 28th Top 10 album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart as My Chains Are Gone debuts at No. 9.

    Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline, along with NASCAR legend Darryl Waltrip, helped break ground on Williamson Medical Center’s $200 million expansion earlier this week. The project will be the largest renovation to date for the hospital, which has been at its current home on Carothers Parkway since 1986. Luke and Caroline will help raise $50 million dollars via a capital campaign for the reno. Caroline Bryan, who serves as co-chair of the campaign, said her family settled on moving to Franklin when they realized how close their potential new home would be to Williamson Medical Center. “This is where our children were born. This is where their doctors are. This is where my doctors are,” Caroline Bryan tells The Tennessean. “Anything from a routine visit to the ER visits, everybody is just fantastic, and watching this getting ready to expand is so needed. It’s time. It’s exciting.” Luke added, “We get to have a voice to make sure this is the best health care you could ever dream of,” Luke Bryan said.


    Chris Stapleton is one of the headliners for Kentucky’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival taking place September 15th-18th. Also headlining are Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and Jack White. Additional performers include Elle King, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Yola, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and many more. Tickets are now on sale at bourbon.frontgatetickets.com.

     

  • ALAN JACKSON, REBA McENTIRE AND SHANIA TWAIN ARE UP FOR NEW SOCIALLY-VOTED CATEGORY AT THIS YEAR’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

    CMT today introduced an all-new, socially-voted category honoring superstar hitmakers who have cemented their status in music history with classic songs that withstood the test of time, and have found themselves the catalyst of recent social trends as their hits still resonate with fans old and new:  “Trending Comeback Song of the Year.

    Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorite nominees by swiping up on CMT’s Instagram Story through Saturday, April 9th. The winner will be announced across CMT’s social platforms ahead of the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, airing on CBS on Monday, April 11th. 

    The following seven superstar acts are nominated for “Trending Comeback Song of the Year”:

    • Alan Jackson – “Freight Train”
    • Brooks & Dunn – “Neon Moon”
    • Dolly Parton – “9 to 5”
    • Reba – “I’m A Survivor”
    • Sara Evans – “Suds in the Bucket”
    • Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”
    • Taylor Swift – “Love Story”

    Last year, Taylor Swift took home the 2021 socially-voted “Best Family Feature” category for “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version).”

  • GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH REBA McENTIRE AS SHE GOT READY FOR THE OSCARS.

    Reba McEntire takes fans behind-the-scenes of “Getting Ready With ELLE” as she gets glammed up for last week’s Oscars.

    Rocking three custom Dolce & Gabanna dresses paired with her signature glam, she takes on both the red carpet and the Oscar stage. Tune in as she preps for the big night and tells ELLE what she’s looking forward to most.

     

    Check out Reba’s Oscar performance of “Somehow You Do,” which was nominated for Best Original Song.

     

    Prior to last Sunday’s show, Reba said one of the nominated films she saw was the Best Picture winner, CODA. “I love CODA. I thought CODA was good,” says Reba. “There was just something really sweet and precious about that, that the family was death all except the one, the daughter. Not only can she hear, but she can also sing so well. I got to work with Marlee Maitlin before, and I was thrilled for them. It’s a wonderful movie.”

    Audio / Reba McEntire absolutely loved the movie, CODA, which won three Oscars including the night's top honors, Best Picture.

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    Reba McEntire (CODA) OC: …wonderful movie. :23
    “I love CODA. I thought CODA was good. There was just something really sweet and precious about that, that the family was death all except the one, the daughter. Not only can she hear, but she can also sing so well. I got to work with Marlee Maitlin before, and I was thrilled for them. It’s a wonderful movie.”

  • REBA McENTIRE PERFORMS A BEAUTIFUL RENDITION OF “SOMEHOW YOU DO” ON SUNDAY NIGHT’S OSCARS.

    Reba McEntire performed the Oscar-nominated song “Somehow You Do” from the movie Four Good Days at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday night (March 27th). She was accompanied by the show’s all-star band, which included Sheila E., Travis Barker, Kevin Jonas and Robert Glasper.

    The film’s co-star Mila Kunis introduced Reba’s performance of the Diane Warren-penned song.

    After performing, the cameras panned to the song’s composer first, who mouthed “beautiful,” then cut to her boyfriend, actor Rex Linn who gave two thumbs up to the camera.

    This wasn’t her first performance at the Oscars. In 1991, she sang “I’m Checking Out” from the movie Postcards From the Edge, which took place less than two weeks after the plane crash in which several members of her band and crew were killed.

    Prior to Sunday night’s show, she chatted with reporters about performing at the Oscars. She explained that a few friends asked if she was excited about her appearance to which she replied that she was feeling a heaviness about the performance on Wednesday before rehearsals (March 23rd).

    “I was very emotional about the Oscars because I said yes to the Oscars in ’91, and then the plane crash happened, and then I went ahead and sang the song because I felt Jim Hammon (her road manager who died in the crash) had been talking to me saying, ‘Go do it for us, we’re checked out of this heartbreak hotel.’ So, everybody said, ‘Aren’t you excited, aren’t you excited?’ and I didn’t feel excited. And so, I finally figured it out yesterday, I thought if I got too excited, something could happen, so I said, ‘God, I’m just gonna give it up to you.’ I don’t know why I didn’t when I first felt this hardness or this heaviness in my heart. So, I just said, I’m giving it all up to you, let me have a good time, let me sing it the way I am supposed to sing it, the way you want me to sing it. Your will, not my will. Your way, not my way.’ And it lifted like a hundred pounds off my shoulders. We went to rehearsal, and I had a great time.”

    Click here to see Reba’s performance at this year’s Academy Awards.

    Reba also just released a gospel album, My Chains Are Gone, on Friday (March 25th).

    Audio / Reba McEntire said she was pretty emotional about performing at this year's Oscars, her first time since performing in 1991, just days after the plane crash that killed most of her band and crew.

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    Reba McEntire (Oscars emotional) OC: …great time. :59
    “I was very emotional about the Oscars because I said yes to the Oscars in ’91, and then the plane crash happened, and then I went ahead and sang the song because I felt Jim Hammon (her road manager who died in the crash) had been talking to me saying, ‘Go do it for us, we’re checked out of this heartbreak hotel.’ So, everybody said, ‘Aren’t you excited, aren’t you excited?’ and I didn’t feel excited. And so, I finally figured it out yesterday, I thought if I got too excited, something could happen, so I said, ‘God, I’m just gonna give it up to you.’ I don’t know why I didn’t when I first felt this hardness or this heaviness in my heart. So, I just said, I’m giving it all up to you, let me have a good time, let me sing it the way I am supposed to sing it, the way you want me to sing it. Your will, not my will. Your way, not my way.’ And it lifted like a hundred pounds off my shoulders. We went to rehearsal, and I had a great time.”

  • REBA MCENTIRE’S MY CHAINS ARE GONE IS AVAILABLE ON CD AND DVD TODAY.

    Reba McEntire’s special CD & DVD pairing, MY CHAINS ARE GONE, is available today (March 25th). The release features Reba performing some of the most beloved hymns of all time.

    The DVD offers a recording of Reba’s 2017 first ever solo headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, now being released with Gaither Music Group. Featuring special guests Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson and The Isaacs, and hosted by Gospel music legend Bill Gaither. In addition to the DVD, fans will be able to tune in tonight (3/25) to a special broadcast premiere of the performance on UPtv at 8pm ET, with an encore on April 4th @ 2am ET. Reba’s companion 12-track audio CD features some of her favorite hymns, as well as special guest feature performances by Lauren Daigle, Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and The Isaacs.

     

    Fans can purchase the DVD now here: https://lnk.to/MyChainsAreGoneDVD.
    Fans can purchase the CD now here: https://strm.to/MyChainsAreGonePR.

    One of the songs she recorded after discovering it on Randy Houser’s 2008 album, Anything Goes. “’Back To God’ is a song that I absolutely fell in love with on Randy Houser’s freshman album. I wanted to record it myself, which I did, and then to do it again with Lauren Daigle, you just never get tired of hearing ‘Back To God.’ It is a song of instruction of faith and hope.”

    Reba will perform at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday (March 27th). Reba will perform “Somehow You Do,” written by Diane Warren and nominated for Best Original Song category from the movie “Four Good Days” starring Mila Kunis and Glenn Close. Fans can tune in to Oscars on ABC at 8/7pm CT to catch the performance.

    My Chains Are Gone: Hymns & Gospel Favorites Official DVD Track List:
    1. Jesus Loves Me
    2. I Got The Lord On My Side
    3. Back To God
    4. I’ll Fly Away
    5. Softly And Tenderly (featuring Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood)
    6. God And My Girlfriends
    7. Just Like Them Horses
    8. The Greatest Man I Never Knew
    9. How Great Thou Art
    10. Because He Lives
    11. In The Garden/Wonderful Peace (featuring The Isaacs)
    12. It Is Well With My Soul (featuring The Isaacs)
    13. The Lord’s Prayer
    14. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites Official CD Track List:
    1. Jesus Loves Me
    2. Oh, How I Love Jesus
    3. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
    4. Amazing Grace / My Chains Are Gone
    5. I’ll Fly Away
    6. Because He Lives
    7. In The Garden / Wonderful Peace (Featuring The Isaacs)
    8. How Great Thou Art
    9. Softly & Tenderly (Featuring Kelly Clarkson & Trisha Yearwood)
    10. I’d Rather Have Jesus
    11. The Lord’s Prayer
    12. Back To God (Acoustic Version) (Featuring Lauren Daigle)

    Reba just released her three-part box set REVIVED REMIXED REVISITED at the end of last year. REVIVED includes some of Reba’s biggest hits as they’ve evolved in her live show, REMIXED puts a whole new spin on some of her most beloved tracks and on REVISITED, Reba works with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to strip things back. Fans can purchase the new spin on some of Reba’s most beloved tracks here.

    About Reba McEntire:
    Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards, a GMA Dove Award and was a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and selling over 56 million albums worldwide. Reba recently earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. Reba’s Top 10 success spans across five straight decades and lands her alongside only George Jones, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton in the achievement. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba. Her brand partnerships include Dillard’s, REBA by Justin™ and she was named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in their celebrity colonel campaign. In 2020, Reba launched her very first Spotify original podcast, Living & Learning with Reba McEntire, featuring guests including Dolly Parton, Lady A, Trisha Yearwood, Leslie Jordan, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Fonda and more. For more information, visit www.Reba.com or follow @Reba on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Audio / Reba McEntire talks about the song "Back To God" on her new album, My Chains Are Gone.

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    Reba McEntire (Back To God) OC: …faith and hope. :21
    “’Back To God’ is a song that I absolutely fell in love with on Randy Houser’s freshman album. I wanted to record it myself, which I did, and then to do it again with Lauren Daigle, you just never get tired of hearing ‘Back To God.’ It is a song of instruction of faith and hope.”

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  • REBA McENTIRE WILL MAKE HER SECOND APPEARANCE ON THE OSCARS THIS SUNDAY.

    Reba McEntire will be performing during Sunday night’s Academy Awards Show. She will sing the Oscar-nominated song “Somehow You Do” from the drama Four Good Days, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis. The song was written and composed by Diane Warren, who is nominated for her 13th award in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars this year.

    This isn’t Reba’s first performance on the Oscar stage. She first performed on the Oscars less than 10 days after she lost most of her band members in a tragic plane crash. She sang “I’m Checking Out” at the awards in 1991. Meryl Streep sang the song in the film, Postcards From The Edge, and it was nominated for Best Original Song that year. She wasn’t able to perform it on the Oscars because she was very, very pregnant.

    “The first time I got to sing on the Oscars, it was right after the plane crash. I sang ‘checking out of this heartbreak hotel for Postcards From the Edge. I’m pretty sure, now correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Meryl Streep was pregnant and could not perform at the Oscars, so they asked me to do it. I almost didn’t do it, because of the plane crash, but I did. I did sing it,” says Reba. “And here we are all these years later, and I’m singing another song by Diane Warren that is so powerful and needed, because it gives hope. If you’ve seen the movie, Four Good Days, it’s such an emotional movie about drug addiction – opioids, oxycontin. So, it’s needed today, and this song gives hope, which we always need. So, I’m very honored that Diane asked me to sing the song, and we are both so thrilled to get nominated.”

    The 94th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday (March 27th) beginning at 8pm ET on ABC.

     

    Audio / Reba McEntire talks about performing at this year's Oscars.

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    Reba McEntire (singing on the Oscars) OC: …nominated. 1:04
    “The first time I got to sing on the Oscars, it was right after the plane crash. I sang ‘checking out of this heartbreak hotel for Postcards From the Edge. I’m pretty sure, now correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Meryl Streep was pregnant and could not perform at the Oscars, so they asked me to do it. I almost didn’t do it, because of the plane crash, but I did. I did sing it. And here we are all these years later, and I’m singing another song by Diane Warren that is so powerful and needed, because it gives hope. If you’ve seen the movie, Four Good Days, it’s such an emotional movie about drug addiction – opioids, oxycontin. So, it’s needed today, and this song gives hope, which we always need. So, I’m very honored that Diane asked me to sing the song, and we are both so thrilled to get nominated.”

  • REBA McENTIRE IS SET TO RELEASE MY CHAINS ARE GONE ON FRIDAY (MARCH 25TH).

    Reba McEntire will release MY CHAINS ARE GONE, a special CD & DVD pairing, on Friday (March 25th). The new release showcases Reba performing some of the most beloved hymns of all time.

    My Chains Are Gone is the perfect title for this album because my chains ARE gone,” says Reba. “I rely on my faith so much every day. There’s freedom in knowing that I don’t have to figure it out myself.”

    The DVD offers fans a long-requested recording of Reba’s 2017 first ever solo headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, now being released with Gaither Music Group. Featuring special guests Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson and The Isaacs, the special combines footage from that historic night along with newly captured 2021 performances recorded at Clementine in Nashville. Hosted by Gospel music legend Bill Gaither, this DVD finds Reba lending her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and newly written songs of hope. Fans can pre-order the DVD now here:  https://lnk.to/MyChainsAreGoneDVD.

    “I think when they listen to these songs, it makes them feel closer to that connection with Heaven, God and the Holy Spirit that they can have somebody to talk to to make them feel that they do have hope and it might strengthen their faith,” she adds.

    In addition to the DVD, fans will be able to watch a special broadcast premiere of the performance on UPtv on March 25th at 8pm ET, with an encore on April 4th at 2am ET.

    On that same day, Reba will also be releasing a companion 12-track audio CD which features some of her favorite hymns, as well as special guest feature performances by Lauren Daigle, Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and The Isaacs. MY CHAINS ARE GONE on CD is available to pre-order now here: https://strm.to/MyChainsAreGonePR.

    My Chains Are Gone: Hymns & Gospel Favorites Official DVD Track List:

    1. Jesus Loves Me
    2. I Got The Lord On My Side
    3. Back To God
    4. I’ll Fly Away
    5. Softly And Tenderly (Featuring Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood)
    6. God And My Girlfriends
    7. Just Like Them Horses
    8. The Greatest Man I Never Knew
    9. How Great Thou Art
    10. Because He Lives
    11. In The Garden/Wonderful Peace (Featuring The Isaacs)
    12. It Is Well With My Soul (Featuring The Isaacs)
    13. The Lord’s Prayer
    14. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites Official CD Track List

    1. Jesus Loves Me
    2. Oh, How I Love Jesus
    3. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
    4. Amazing Grace / My Chains Are Gone
    5. I’ll Fly Away
    6. Because He Lives
    7. In The Garden / Wonderful Peace (Featuring The Isaacs)
    8. How Great Thou Art
    9. Softly & Tenderly (Featuring Kelly Clarkson & Trisha Yearwood)
    10. I’d Rather Have Jesus
    11. The Lord’s Prayer
    12. Back To God (Acoustic Version) (Featuring Lauren Daigle)

    Reba just released her three-part box set REVIVED REMIXED REVISITED at the end of last year. REVIVED includes some of Reba’s biggest hits as they’ve evolved in her live show, REMIXED puts a whole new spin on some of her most beloved tracks and on REVISITED, Reba works with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to strip things back. Fans can purchase the new spin on some of Reba’s most beloved tracks here.

     

     

    Audio / Reba McEntire says the songs on her new gospel album, My Chains Are Gone, give her hope and inspiration.

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    Reba McEntire (My Chains Are Gone) 1 OC: …this album. :23
    “This collection of songs gives me inspiration and hope and that’s what I was looking for when I was choosing the songs to put on this album, and I think we did a really good job of finding just the perfect songs and the combination of how we put ‘em in the album. It flows very well, and I’m so appreciative of my friends and family helping me with this album.”

    Audio / Reba McEntire talks about the title of My Chains Are Gone.

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    Reba McEntire (My Chains Are Gone-title) OC: …by myself. :24
    My Chains Are Gone’ is the perfect title for this album because my chains ARE gone. I rely on my faith so much every day. There’s freedom in knowing that I don’t have to figure it out myself. Like Mama said when she walked up to the preacher, he said, , ‘Jackie, what can I do for you?’ She said, ‘Well, preacher, I’m here to turn myself in. I’m tired of doing it by myself.’”

    Audio / Reba McEntire hopes people will find hope when they listen to My Chains Are Gone.

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    Reba McEntire (My Chains Are Gone) 2 OC: …their faith. :27
    “Well, when people listen to this album, I hope they feel that there is hope, that they have some people to talk to. I think when they listen to these songs, it makes them feel closer to that connection with Heaven, God and the Holy Spirit that they can have somebody to talk to to make them feel that they do have hope and it might strengthen their faith.”

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (available this week)

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  • REBA McENTIRE WILL PERFORM NOMINATED SONG AT THIS YEAR’S OSCARS.

    Reba McEntire will perform during Sunday night’s Academy Awards Show. She will sing the Oscar-nominated song “Somehow You Do” from the drama Four Good Days, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis. The song was written and composed by Diane Warren, who is nominated for her 13th award in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars this year.

    “I definitely feel like the fans can relate to the overall message of this song,” says Reba. “It does give hope when you’re down, depressed and you’re having problems in life. This song gives hope, and that’s what we all need.”

     

    Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Finneas, as well as Sebastián Yatra will also perform their Oscar-nominated songs during the ceremony.

    The 94th Academy Awards, hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, will air live on Sunday (March 27th) at 8pm ET/5pm PT on ABC.

    Audio / REBA MCENTIRE EXPLAINS HOW HER SONG, "SOMEHOW YOU DO," FROM THE FILM FOUR GOOD DAYS, IS HOPEFUL.

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    Reba McEntire (Somehow You Do) OC: …we all need. :14
    “I definitely feel like the fans can relate to the overall message of this song. It does give hope when you’re down, depressed and you’re having problems in life. This song gives hope, and that’s what we all need.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton

    Reba McEntire has released a lyric video for the Oscar-nominated, Diane Warren-penned song “Somehow You Do.”

     

    Brothers Osborne will perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (March 22nd). Tune in at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT.

     

    Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne are set to hit the road on select dates of Willie Nelson & Friends’ Outlaw Music Festival Tour this summer.  For complete information on tickets and guests details, go to: http://outlawmusicfestival.com