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Reba McEntire Sets New Album and Returns To Host ACM Awards

A cowgirl to the core, REBA MCENTIRE has never been bashful about her Country roots. The iconic entertainer proves it with STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH, her forthcoming studio album, out April 5 on Big Machine Records. Reba co-produced the 12-track project with Buddy Cannon in Nashville, which follows her dual chart-topping, GRAMMY® and GMA Dove Awards-winning SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE.

“The response to SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE reinforced my love for recording songs that speak to the heart. So when I started selecting songs for this album, I stuck with that same formula – go with the songs that touch my heart, and hopefully when you hear me singing it, they’ll touch yours too. That honesty once again revealed itself,” expressed Reba. “I grew up on an 8,000-acre family ranch singing at dance halls, honky-tonks and rodeos with my brother and sister. STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH takes me back to that kind of country music that I grew up with. I haven’t gotten to do that in a while, so I’m thrilled to pieces to release this new music.”

Beginning today, fans can purchase exclusive album bundles at Reba.com such as the 100-Proof Package (autographed vinyl, shot glass, bar tool set and t-shirt).  Reba will share more details about the project through a Facebook Live at NOON CT on February 15 in conjunction with the pre-order that includes an immediate download of the title track.

STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH Tracklisting:
1. Swing All Night Long With You | Written by Sidney Cox, Jon Randall
2. Stronger Than The Truth | Written by Hannah Louise Blaylock, Autumn McEntire
3. Storm In A Shot Glass | Written by Mary Browder, Will Robinson, Leslie Satcher
4. Tammy Wynette Kind Of Pain | Written by Brandy Clark, Mark Narmore, Shelley Skidmore
5. Cactus In A Coffee Can | Written by Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin
6. Your Heart | Written by Kellys Collins
7. The Clown | Written by Dallas Davidson, Hillary Lindsey, James Slater
8. No U In Oklahoma | Written by Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, Donna McSpadden
9. The Bar’s Getting Lower Written by Kellys Collins, Erin Enderlin, Liz Hengber, Alex Kline
10. In His Mind | Written by Reba McEntire, Liz Hengber, Tommy Lee James
11. Freedom | Written by Jay Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer, John Pierce
12. You Never Gave Up On Me | Written by Billy Aerts, Burton Collins

The three-time GRAMMY® Award winner has even more surprises to celebrate as last night’s broadcast revealed she will return to host the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™ on April 7. Symbolically marking the 16-time ACM Award winner’s sixteen time leading the night, the live telecast will take place from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on the CBS Television Network at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT. Reba will announce the nominees during CBS This Morning on February 20.

Reba is a multi-media mogul, who has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Grand Ole Opry and Hollywood Bowl member has won 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards and 6 CMA Awards and, in addition to other philanthropic and leadership honors. She joined an elite group of creators as one of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipients for her lifetime artistic achievements alongside Cher, Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter and the creators of Hamilton. Reba has made 13 ascents atop the Billboard Country chart, bolstering her successful record of 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The Oklahoma native is also an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway and a six-season starring run on the television sitcom Reba. In 2005, she partnered with Dillard’s to launch her own lifestyle brand, and most recently launched the REBA by Justin™ western footwear collection at select retailers nationwide. She was named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in the brand’s celebrity colonel campaign. Throughout 2019, she will bring that same bubbly energy and penchant for excellence to Las 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. The Country Music Hall of Fame member will also be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s first exhibition of 2019, American Currents: The Music of 2018, from March 8, 2019 through February 8, 2020. Offering rich detail about the noteworthy figures and events in country music’s recent past, Reba is loaning her recent Kennedy Center Honors medallion and blue gown which she wore for the December 2018 ceremony. For tour dates and more, visit Reba.com.

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