Among the many ladies Reba McEntire claims to be on her new studio album, "All the Women I Am," is the type that peppers normal conversation with the phrase "kick it"-as in, "I'd kick it with who I wanted/And never get confronted for it." That line is, of course, from "If I Were a Boy," the 2008 Beyoncé hit that McEntire covers here with no less cool-mom authority than she did Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You" on 2007's "Duets." Given her current partnership with the crossover kings at Big Machine, one hopes that an album of pop covers might loom in McEntire's near future. (How great would she be on "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars?) Until then, we'll have to make do with "All the Women I Am," which offers another welcome helping of her well-established sound. Keepers include the disco-twangy title track; "Cry," a pretty power ballad; and "The Day She Got Divorced," where McEntire dissects the titular event with deadpan precision.
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