Reba McEntire Talks 'Back to God' & 'Forever Country' Video Nominations at CMT Music Awards
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 Houser wrote it, recorded it, I fell in love with it and I said, 'Man, I would love to redo that song someday,'" she said on the red carpet. "And here we are in 2017 recording a gospel album and I thought, 'Wow, I gotta do that song.' And then we chose it as a single and got to do a video on it and here we are now nominated."
McEntire was also included in the "Forever Country" music video that spanned generations of the genre's artists. She discussed that and offered advise to new artists as well.