Photo Credit: Cliff Lipson, CBS
NASHVILLE, TN (April 1, 2019) – Ahead of STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH, out this Friday (4/5) on Big Machine Records, iconic entertainer REBA McENTIRE will make multiple appearances across the CBS Television Network. She joins THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on Thursday (4/4) alongside MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY and JIMMY BUFFETT, airing at 12:37A ET | 11:37P CT. The next afternoon (4/5), Reba will celebrate her forthcoming album at THE TALK for a chat with daytime hostsSARA GILBERT, SHARON OSBOURNE, SHERYL UNDERWOOD, EVE and CARRIE ANN INABA at 2:00P ET | 1:00P PT/CT. Check local listings to for each show.
Serendipitously marking her sixteenth time as host, the 16-time winner will return to lead the 54thAcademy of Country Music Awards live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 7 at 8:00P ET | 7:00P CT. Reba will also perform on the CBS broadcast with eager fans already speculating if she will debut a new song from STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH. NPR First Listen offers an exclusive stream now: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/28/706864229/first-listen-reba-mcentire-stronger-than-the-truth.
Reba co-produced the 12-track project alongside Buddy Cannon in Nashville and has since found early praise from critics:
“The new album’s polished warmth, narrative poignancy and modern honky-tonk heartache in some ways hearkens back to the 1984 set My Kind of Country, which helped establish her name and musical identity.”
“After all, with 16 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, 24 Billboard 200-charting albums (two of them reached the top) and three Grammy Awards, she no longer has anything to prove.”
“She opens the chorus [of ‘Stronger Than The Truth’] with an exposed, dejected high note, and punctuates her phrases with distinctive curled vowels and melodic trills, making warm, expressive use of a timbre slightly thinned by the passage of time.”
“…this is classic Reba. Have your tissue box and dancing shoes handy because you’ll need both.”
“There’s no question that Reba McEntire is a music legend.”
O, The Oprah Magazine
“McEntire’s heart and passion for what she does make her a national icon. Even though she is a jack of all trades, career-wise, music is certainly her main passion.”
Taste of Country
“sleek, mid-tempo, hard country number [‘The Bar’s Getting Lower’]. The bridge is just 20 seconds long, but McEntire makes it a melodrama in miniature. […] she’s up to the task of going there, with seasoned perspective and without reservation.”
Reba also sat down with PBS NewsHour National Correspondent Amna Nawaz to discuss her career, life that steered to this new music and how “for four decades, the reigning queen of country music has changed with the times, churning out hit after hit after hit.” Anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruffconcludes, “There’s only one Reba.” Watch the full profile here:https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/reba-mcentire-on-women-in-country-music-and-returning-to-her-roots.
Beyond the legions of awards, 35 No. 1 hits and over 56 million albums sold worldwide, the multi-media mogul has become a household name through a successful career that spans into television, film, theater and retail. As an acclaimed actress, Reba has 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway and a six-season starring run on the television sitcom Reba. She was named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in the brand’s celebrity colonel campaign while her business acumen flourishes in partnerships with Dillard’s and REBA by Justin™.
This summer she returns to Vegas as part of the longest-running Country residency in The Colosseum’s history alongside her superstar pals for REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together In Vegas at Caesars. Visit Reba.com for tour dates and more.