On Tuesday, Reba McEntire releases her 27th studio album, Love Somebody, which is also her debut project for Nash Icon Records. The disc’s first single, “Going Out Like That,” is currently finding favor for the Country Music Hall of Fame member at radio, sitting at 35 on the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts. And McEntire recently filmed a video for the track, which has been getting heavy play on both CMT and GAC.
Tomorrow, we’ll chat with Reba about the record, but today we look back at five of the clips that stand among our favorites — as well as find out, which one is hers.
“Whoever’s in New England” (1986)
Any conversation about McEntire’s videos has to begin with her very first video. The 1986 clip helped put the singer’s name on lips that had never mentioned her before, leading to her first Gold album, as well as her becoming the first female artist in five years to be named the CMA Entertainer of the Year that fall.
“Cathy’s Clown” (1989)
Set in the old West, McEntire gave the Everly Brothers classic a slower and more sullen feel in this clip that shows her carrying an onscreen torch for Hollywood actor Bruce Boxleitner.
Videos like this and 1992’s “Is There Life Out There” were not initially very well received at CMT. A huge key to both of the clips — and many of her others — was the back story. However, after a few airings, this became one of her most-programmed videos of all time and continues to be a stage highlight to this day.
“Does He Love You” (1993)
With all the dramatic flair of a 1980s Dynasty episode, the looks that Reba and Linda Davis give one another would make Joan Collins and Linda Evans beam with pride. The drama doesn’t run the show entirely, though, as it wraps with a comical, explosive twist and a cameo by Rob Reiner.
“If You See Him, If You See Her” (1998)
How do you argue with the star power of Reba with Brooks & Dunn? Fans sure didn’t, making this one of the most played clips of the year — along with a No. 1 record. No doubt, this one will be a highlight of their stage show together this summer in Las Vegas.
“What Do You Say” (1999)
A Reba McEntire performance is infamous for more emotional twists and turns than a roller coaster. Perhaps there was no greater visual example of that than this heartbreaking clip about a woman who seems to be able to handle everything but her own mortality. Try to get through this one without a tear.
And, which of her videos is her personal favorite? Reba reveals her choice in this Billboard exclusive clip: