Reba McEntire performed a cover of Patsy Cline “Sweet Dreams” in support of the Country Music Hall Of Fame on Wednesday (Oct. 28).
The country superstar was dimly lit at the start of her performance before the lights slowly turned on during her emotion-filled performance.
“Sweet Dreams” was written by Don Gibson, Gibson originally recorded the song in 1955 and it was later made famous by Patsy Cline. McEntire released her own rendition of the track in 1979. She often closed her live performances with an a cappella cover of the aforementioned song and has said many of time that Cline is one of her idols.
After the March 1991 plane crash that killed seven of McEntire’s band members and her tour manager, she retired her version of the song as it was just too painful for her to relive the song in light of the awful tragedy.
Cline died in a plane crash in March of 1963.
You can watch her performance below.
BIG NIGHT (At the Museum) aired Wednesday night (Oct. 28) at 9 p.m. EST live from from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on YouTube and featured performances from Alison Brown, Carlene Carter, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Kane Brown, Tim McGraw, Keb’ Mo’, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, The War and Treaty, Dan Tyminski and Lucinda Williams.
During BIG NIGHT (At the Museum), donations are welcomed via YouTube Giving and a text to donate option: text ‘Donate’ to (833) 977-2643.
The show was hosted by Country Music Hall of Fame member Marty Stuart. Producer Dave Cobb provided audio supervision.
BIG NIGHT (At the Museum) was produced in partnership with YouTube.