Country veteran Reba McEntire is surrounded by high-profile collaborators on her new album, “Reba Duets.” Due Sept. 18 via MCA Nashville, the 11-track set features appearances by Justin Timberlake, Don Henley, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Carole King and Faith Hill.
Clarkson guests on first single “Because of You,” which will be delivered May 15 to U.S. radio outlets, the same day the pair will perform it on the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
“Duets” also includes contributions from Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and McEntire’s former MCA Nashville labelmate Trisha Yearwood, who has just signed with Big Machine Records.
McEntire hasn’t released a new studio album since 2003’s “Room To Breathe.” A collection of “#1’s” arrived in 2005.
The artist will return to the road May 25 in Tunica, Miss., and has U.S. shows on tap through the end of August.