• 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.”

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (available now)

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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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    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (available now)

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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

     

     

  • CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 8TH.

    Tuesday (March 8th) is International Women’s Day, which is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s.

    Many of your favorite female country artists are also celebrating this day in honor of women everywhere and of their influences and inspirations.

     

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT HER AMAZING PROFESSIONAL INFLUENCES.

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    Carrie Underwood (Musical influences) OC: …do it too. :54
    “I think my biggest influences musically, or career-wise, would have to be women like Reba, like Dolly, like Faith Hill, like Martina McBride. You see all of these women just juggle everything masterfully and many of them are moms and they’re superstars and they’re talented, and you know, I know how hard they work because I’m in their shoes somewhat and doing the same juggling. You know, you have the kids and the career and you’re just trying to crush everything you do and being pulled in a million different directions. And to see women like that who are just beautiful and smart and strong and talented, knowing that they have come first and they’re still getting to do what they love and they’re still getting to be the mom and the wife and all the things – that’s just such an inspiration to me and just lets me know that I can do it too.”

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT HER BIGGEST FEMALE INFLUENCE – HER MOM.

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    Carrie Underwood (biggest female influence) OC: …ever had. :25
    “I would say my biggest female influence would have to be my Mom. She was the first person that I was around that really taught me what it was like to be a woman, to be a Mom, to be a wife, to be a daughter and a sister. And just watching her and how she did everything with grace and integrity and she’s so strong. I mean, she was just the best role model anybody could have ever had.”

    Audio / LINER CARRIE UNDERWOOD (IWD)

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    “Hey, this is Carrie Underwood, and today is International Women’s Day. Let’s celebrate and encourage the achievements of women and girls around the world today and every day.”

    Audio / LINER CARRIE UNDERWOOD (NWM)

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    “Hi, this is Carrie Underwood, and March is National Women’s month. Celebrate and encourage the achievements of women and girls everywhere today and every day.”

    Audio / LINER CATIE OFFERMAN (INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Catie Offerman. Happy International Women’s Day. This is such a special chance for all of us to celebrate each other and all the women around the globe and all their amazing accomplishments. We love you!”

    Audio / CAYLEE HAMMACK TALKS ABOUT HER PROFESSIONAL INSPIRATIONS, WHO INCLUDE LORETTA LYNN, DOLLY PARTON, REBA MCENTIRE AND MORE.

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    Caylee Hammack (Loretta Lynn and professional inspirations) OC: …look up to. :31
    “My first concert ever was Loretta Lynn. I was 13 years old and I got to see her in Columbus, Georgia. I begged my Dad to bring me, and I just remembered sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what she’d sing or say next. Loretta Lynn has been such an inspiration to me and all of the women who came before me – Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, all the way to Miranda Lambert and the legends of today. It’s unreal how many amazing women I have been given in this world to look up to.”

    Audio / CAYLEE HAMMACK TALKS ABOUT SEEING LORETTA LYNN IN CONCERT WHEN SHE WAS 13 YEARS OLD.

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    Caylee Hammack (Loretta Lynn) OC: …should listen. :28
    “My female idol growing up was Loretta Lynn. I was 13 when I got to see her live in-concert for the very first time. It was my first concert ever, and I will always remember sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to just see what she was gonna sing or say next. The power she had on stage is something you don’t see much; there’s a magic there. I think that when a woman tells her story – a woman like Loretta Lynn – everyone should listen.”

    Audio / CAYLEE HAMMACK TALKS ABOUT THE WOMEN IN COUNTRY MUSIC WHO HAVE BECOME HER FRIENDS AND SUPPORTIVE COUNTRY MUSIC FAMILY.

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    Caylee Hammack (Miranda, Ashley, Tenille) OC: …more grateful. :46
    “I could on and on about Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette and Reba and Dolly, but I want to actually mention a few friends that I’ve recently made in this year of quarantine and that’s Miranda Lambert and Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes, these women that I’ve really gotten to connect with over this time in random group messages and such. I‘m just so very grateful that not only do I have women that have paved the way for us coming up in the country music industry, but I also have amazing women around me that I get to celebrate every single time that they put a new song out or win an award. I feel like I’ve found a family in country music, in the women of country music and I just couldn’t be more grateful.”

    Audio / DURING A BACKSTAGE PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CMA AWARDS A FEW YEARS AGO, KACEY MUSGRAVES TALKED ABOUT BEING INSPIRED BY TWO OF HER IDOLS, LORETTA LYNN AND DOLLY PARTON, AND HOPED SHE COULD CARRY THAT INSPIRATION ON IN HER OWN MUSIC.

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    Kacey Musgraves (women in Country Music) OC: …of it all. :37
    “I look at people like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, songwriters who were sassy and intelligent and beautiful and also intelligent and humorous. They inspired me, and if I can be at all any part of that in carrying that on, then I feel like,  that’s just the icing on the cake for me, and I feel like I’ve done my job.”

    Audio / Kassi Ashton says one of her most memorable moments watching a female artist is when The Chicks performed “Sin Wagon” on the 2000 CMA Awards.

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    Kassi Ashton (female artist-first memory) OC: …want to do. :24
    “When I think of my most memorable moment as a country music fan of a female artist, it would have to be when I was really little sitting crisscross-applesauce on the carpet looking up at the TV watching the Chicks perform on the CMA Awards. They were performing ‘Sin Wagon.’ There were CGI flames on the screen and gates opened up and they just tore it up. It’s still to this day is one of my favorite performances to watch over and over on Youtube. I remember looking up at the screen and thinking that that is exactly what I want to do.”

    Audio / KYLIE MORGAN EXPLAINS WHAT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MEANS TO HER.

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    Kylie Morgan (International Women’s Day) OC: …so young. :21
    “For me, International Women’s Day is not only about women supporting women but also looking up to other women. And the very first tiny woman, actually, I ever looked up to was Shirley Temple. Not only was she a child star, but she never let her age hold her back. And I feel like I continue to grow up with that mentality and why I started my career so young.”

    Audio / LORETTA LYNN, WHO WAS ONCE SIGNED TO DECCA AND MCA RECORDS, TALKS ABOUT TWO OF HER SONGS THAT HAD A BIG IMPACT.

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    Loretta Lynn (which songs had most impact) OC: …double hits. :10
    “‘You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)’ and ‘Fist City’ is another one. They both hit women, you know? I wrote them about other women at the time and myself too, so I think that’s why they were double hits.”

    Audio / MADDIE & TAE TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE WOMEN THEY MOST ADMIRE.

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    Maddie & Tae (women most admire) OC: (Maddie) …everybody! :43
    “I definitely can’t pick just one inspiring woman in my life, because I’ve been blessed by many. (TAE INTERRUPTS) Yeah, I was gonna say Tae is definitely one that inspires me always for many different reasons. You are really good at living in the moment, I feel like; very good at being present and I always pick that up from you every time we hang out. (TAE SAYS, “Your joy inspires me.”) My mom, she is just a baddie and amazing. I would say our manager Haley. She is just so great at balancing work life and family life, and I really admire that. And I would say, I don’t know. All the women in my life – my sister, my sister-in-laws, my mother-in-law. I love ‘em all. My grandma…everybody!”

    Audio / LINER MADDIE & TAE (IWD)

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    “We’re Maddie & Tae on International Women’s Day.”

    Audio / MICKEY GUYTON RECALLS THE MOMENT SHE WANTED TO BECOME A COUNTRY SINGER.

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    Mickey Guyton (started with LeAnn) OC: …done. :24
    “I was eight-years-old, and my church, I grew up singing in the church, and my church drove to Arlington [Texas] from Waco to go see a Texas Rangers baseball game. We were all the way up in the nosebleed section, and the announcer says, ‘Please rise as 10-year-old LeAnn Rimes sings the National Anthem,’ and that was before ‘Blue’ came out. I was already stuck on her, and then when ‘Blue’ came out, I was just like done.”

    Audio / MICKEY GUYTON TALKS ABOUT THE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTISTS SHE ADMIRED GROWING UP.

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    Mickey Guyton (on pursuing a career as a singer) OC: …all those people. :50
    “It wasn’t like something where I was like, ‘Dad, I want to be a professional singer.’ It wasn’t until I was older when I finally admitted it. When you say something like that, it’s pretty crazy. What are we normally supposed to be? We’re supposed to be a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, go to school and for me to even say that was just kind of crazy. So, I took an interest in singing. I started doing solos in the church choir or the school had a talent show. I’d bring my boom box, and I’d sing ‘I Will Always Love You.’ I was just mesmerized by big-voiced women, so from LeAnn, I started listening to Dolly and Patsy Cline and Patty Loveless and Reba McEntire and Faith Hill and Martina McBride, all those people.”

    Audio / MICKEY GUYTON RELEASED THE SONG “SISTER” A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, AND SHE EXPLAINS WHY THE MESSAGE WAS SO IMPORTANT.

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    Mickey Guyton (why the song Sister is so important to her) OC: …out there. :21
    “As a woman, we need our sisters and this song is just so important for women, for girls, for everyone right now, to show solidarity and support for each other. No matter what it is that you believe, no matter what it is that you do, this song is exactly that for every woman out there.”

    Audio / PRISCILLA BLOCK TALKS ABOUT THE LEGENDARY DOLLY PARTON.

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    Priscilla Block (Dolly Parton) OC: …me some Dolly. :19
    “Hey-this is Priscilla Block, and I would say one female country legend that I look up to would be Dolly Parton. I love how honest she is, and she’s always just embraced who she is as a woman, and I love that so much, you know. Big hair, big hoops and you know what’s next. I love me some Dolly.”

    Audio / PRISCILLA BLOCK SAYS SHE IS INSPIRED BY HER MOTHER.

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    Priscilla Block (Mom) OC: …in the butt. :25
    “I would honestly say one of the most inspiring women in my life is my mom because she raised five kids, and honestly had no clue what she was doing, but kind of always just made life so fun. She was there when we needed to laugh and when we needed to cry, and she was also there when we needed a little kick in the butt.”

    Audio / Priscilla Block says her favorite compliment from another woman is that she helps make them feel confident about themselves.

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    Priscilla Block (favorite compliment from another woman) OC: …means the world. :18
    “I would say that my favorite compliment that I’ve received from a woman is that I made them feel comfortable in their own skin. You know, it’s something that doesn’t come easy all of the time, and it’s something that I’ve worked on my whole life on feeling comfortable, so when another girl says, ‘Yeah, you make me feel confident,’ it means the world.”

    Audio / A few years ago, Taylor Swift said Reba McEntire was one of her favorite people in the world.

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    Taylor Swift (Reba) OC: …factored in. :33
    “Reba is absolutely one of my favorite people on this planet. And yk, I think when you’re making your way up in the music industry, you have all these heroes and the reasons why they’re your heroes are one thing, and then as soon as you kind of get in the industry, your guidelines change a little bit. For me, my heroes now are great people first and great artists second – people that I just feel strive to be great people and kind people first before anything else gets factored in.”

  • REBA MCENTIRE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING RELEASE OF MY CHAINS ARE GONE ON CD AND DVD – AVAILABLE MARCH 25th.

    Reba McEntire is announcing a special CD & DVD pairing, MY CHAINS ARE GONE, which will be available on March 25th. The forthcoming releases feature Reba performing some of the most beloved hymns of all time.

    The DVD offers fans a long-requested recording of Reba’s 2017 first ever solo headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, 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, TN. 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.

    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 @ 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.

    Fans can also tune in for a special talkshoplive, the groundbreaking livestream commerce platform, with Reba on March 1st at 5pm CT, where she will share stories behind this album as well as a special sneak peek at one of the performances from the DVD. Fans can RSVP for the event and order a limited number of autographed copies of the CD here: https://talkshop.live/watch/i67cbta0-yUb

    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 McEntire is currently out on the road as part of her anticipated REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT tour. Playing to packed houses across the country, Reba invited red-hot newcomers across various dates including Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark, Hannah Dasher, Reyna Roberts, Caitlyn Smith, Brittney Spencer and Tenille Townes. Live Nation is the official tour promoter and tickets for upcoming REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT dates are on sale now at reba.com and livenation.com.

    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.