Longtime friends and two of country music’s most prominent female superstars, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, teamed up for a new version of the 1993 chart-topper, “Does He Love You.”
The reprised version of the GRAMMY-winning song is featured on McEntire’s just-released new project, Revived Remixed Revisited, a three-part box set that gives new life to some of the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s most beloved hits.
“Does He Love You” is included on the Revisited portion of the box set, which was produced by award-winning producer Dave Cobb.
The buzzed-about collaboration marks the first-ever duet for McEntire, 66, and Parton, 75.
“I’m shell shocked. How have we not done one?” Reba shared in a new Billboard interview. “Every time I’d hear Dolly doing a duet with somebody else, I would get a little sad or jealous, like, ‘I want to do a duet with Dolly.’”
Still, she added, “Everything happens for a reason and timing is everything. So it worked out perfectly.”
Parton previously opened up about the collaboration, calling it the “perfect pairing.”
McEntire and Parton’s version of the iconic duet comes nearly three decades after the original release, which featured Linda Davis, however, this time, McEntire says they went about it differently.
“The way that Dolly and I approached it, it’s like confrontation on Valium. It’s kind of like, ‘I know you. You know me. We’re adults.’ Whereas when I did it with Linda, that was mid-‘90s, and it was like cat fight city. Now it’s like, ‘I don’t like him. Do you like him? You can have him.’ So it was totally different. It was confrontation, but not hatred,” the Oklahoma native explained.
The Grand Ole Opry members brought the song to life with a brand-new music video, featuring McEntire and Parton in a smoky, candlelit bar.
The video, which premiered on Friday, October 8 via Facebook, and pays homage to the original music video.
The Dano Cerny-directed clip, filmed in Nashville, opens with McEntire entering the bar before she sits at a table with a glass of whiskey. Parton soon after appears on a barstool with a glass of wine, she then joins McEntire at the table as they sang the powerful tune to each other while a house band plays.
The powerhouse vocalists then take to the stage to demand your attention with an impressive live performance of the duet. Concluding with some hilarious commentary, McEntire tells Parton, “you can just have that ol’ boy, I don’t want ’em” before Parton replies, “I don’t want him either. Let’s find us a new man.”
“I like the way you’re thinkin'” McEntire told Parton with a laugh.
Revived Remixed Revisited also features fan-favorite tracks such as “Little Rock,” “I’m A Survivor,” “Fancy” and “Is There Life Out There.”