1. Reba McEntire's 15 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    June 30, 2017 3:57 PM EDT Few vocalists in any form of music can forego using their last name, electing to simply be known by their first. In the world of country, Dolly Parton is one that comes to mind along these lines, along with a woman from Oklahoma who grew up inspired by artists such as Parton and Loretta Lynn …

  2. Reba McEntire Talks 'Back to God' & 'Forever Country' Video Nominations at CMT Music Awards

    June 08, 2017 8:00 PM EDT Reba McEntire 's "Back to God" was nominated for female video of the year at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards and speaking with Billboard, she said it was "very sweet" to be recognized for that song.  "The first time I ever heard it was in 2008. Randy…

  3. MercyMe Rules Top Christian Albums & Hot Christian Songs Charts

    April 13, 2017 11:17 AM EDT Plus, Christian metal band Demon Hunter and Reba McEntire (with Lauren Daigle) post notable moves. Lifer , the ninth studio album from veteran Christian music band MercyMe , bounds in atop Billboard 's Top Christian Albums chart (dated April 22), earning 33,000 equivalent albums, with 30…

  4. Reba McEntire & Lauren Daigle Give Powerful Performance of 'Back To God' at the 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 10:55 PM EDT Legend Reba McEntire and Christian singer Lauren Daigle gave a powerful performance of McEntire’s song “Back To God" at the 2017 ACM Awards.  As the two women stood on stage, augmented by nothing but a backing band, the song’s religious lyrics took a front seat and had the audience…

  5. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Dear Evan Hansen' & 'Hamilton' Give Broadway Two Albums in Top 20 for First Time in More Than 50 Years

    February 17, 2017 6:30 AM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Feb. 25), Big Sean claimed his second No. 1 with the bow of I Decided. , which earned 151,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 9, according to Nielsen Music. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on…

  6. Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Other Top Stars Betting On New Las Vegas Venues

    February 16, 2017 2:10 PM EST It was opening night of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in April 2016, and the crowd was cheering hometown heroes: The Killers , fronted by Brandon Flowers , and "Mr. Las Vegas" himself, Wayne Newton , who had joined the band onstage. Watching the show, arena executive Rick Arpin…

  7. Hillsong Worship Stamps Its 'Name' Atop Hot Christian Songs Chart

    February 16, 2017 12:22 PM EST The collective earns its first leader. Plus Kari Jobe & CeCe Winans' new albums debut. Hillsong Worship 's "What a Beautiful Name" becomes the praise and worship collective's first leader on Billboard 's Hot Christian Songs chart, climbing 2-1 atop the Feb.…

  8. Ryan Kinder Chases Risky Business With Soulful Single 'Close'

    February 16, 2017 11:54 AM EST The new country artist draws on Hootie, Kenny Wayne Shepherd in unique single. Most successful people can point to at least one or two moments in their lives that led to their winning stature, and invariably, those moments required them to jump off a proverbial cliff, not knowing how their…

  9. Country Goes Christian: Reba McEntire No. 1, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Debut

    February 08, 2017 8:37 PM EST McEntire tops Hot Christian Songs with "Back to God," while McGraw & Hill bow with "Keep Your Eyes on Me." Country icon Reba McEntire 's "Back to God," the lead single from her first faith-based set, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope , released Feb.…

  10. Reba Debuts, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Reign on Christian Charts

    February 01, 2017 4:48 PM EST Plus, tobyMac breaks "Thru" with his latest top 10. Country icon Reba McEntire 's "Back to God" -- the proper first single from her first spiritual album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope , due Friday -- debuts on Billboard 's Hot Christian Songs chart …

  11. Reba McEntire Explains Why She Waited Until Now to Record Her First Gospel Album

    January 27, 2017 3:11 PM EST In her four-decades plus of recording, Reba McEntire has heard a little bit of everything from record companies. But when the Country Music Hall of Fame member turned in her latest project, she was told something that she had never heard before. “When we went in to record, we were just going…

  12. Reba Stick Horses and Eric Church Ottomans: Your Guide to Country's Most Unique Holiday Gifts

    December 19, 2016 12:50 PM EST It’s holiday shopping time again. If you’re looking for something truly, er, memorable for the country music lover in your life, we’ve once again compiled our annual holiday shopping guide of the most unique items we could find, with picks ranging from the unusual to the truly weird that are…

  13. Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers & More to Perform at Dolly Parton's Telethon for Tennessee Wildfire Victims

    December 07, 2016 8:28 PM EST Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg. The event, which will air Dec. 13 on Great American Country, will include performances by Reba McEntire ,…

  14. Reba McEntire on Teaching Her 'MasterClass' & Not Shying Away From 'Sad Songs' on Christmas Album

    November 18, 2016 2:45 PM EST "The best advice is to work hard, be on time and be prepared," she says of her MasterClass takeaway. "Don't waste other people's time." After four decades of experience in the music business, Reba McEntire is ready to share the secrets of her success. The country…

  15. Christmas Comes Early For a Multitude Of Country Stars

    November 04, 2016 11:59 AM EDT Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Rascal Flatts, Kacey Musgraves, Brett Eldredge Sport New Holiday Albums Merry Christmas! If it feels a little early to get that kind of greeting, take heart — a bundle of country artists have already been mired in the holiday for months. Kacey Musgraves ’ A…

  16. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT George Strait, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and even a former president are part of the trophy's history. From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the Country Music Association Awards have become…

  17. Ronnie Dunn on New Album, Insecurity and 'Inconvenient Truths' of the Music Business

    October 05, 2016 2:43 PM EDT For a world-class vocalist, Ronnie Dunn is surprisingly humble — even insecure — about his considerable abilities. Joking that he’s “neurotic,” Dunn admits, “I’m scared every time I walk up to the mic. Never have I felt like I had a perfect performance. Not one time.” Onstage, he says, the…

  18. After a Rocky Start, Kix Brooks Came Into His Own as a Radio Host

    August 24, 2016 2:11 PM EDT Kix Brooks thought he wouldn’t last a year as host of American Country Countdown . “There’s no way that I didn’t get fired the first year,” he says with a laugh. “I sucked so bad.” Today, Brooks is celebrating not only his 10th anniversary as host of the nationally syndicated radio show, but…

  19. Love Story: The Impact of Taylor Swift's First Decade in Music

    July 07, 2016 12:35 PM EDT Ten years after "Tim McGraw" debuted, Swift's role in country music is undeniable. When “Tim McGraw” slipped onto Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs chart at No. 60 on July 1, 2006, the single earned a thumbnail breakout synopsis, courtesy of now-deceased country chart manager Wade…

  20. Reba McEntire to Manage Herself With Team at Her RBI Firm

    March 30, 2016 5:33 PM EDT In the wake of her 2015 divorce from manager/husband Narvel Blackstock, country legend Reba McEntire  will manage her own career going forward with the help of her team at Reba’s Business Inc. (RBI). She was previously managed by Blackstock under the couple’s Starstruck Entertainment venture.…

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