Reba McEntire Got ‘Emotional’ Over Fans’ Reactions to ‘Pray for Peace’
Reba McEntire recently released her emotional song, ‘Pray for Peace,’ which features the iconic singer asking fans to pray for peace due to events happening around the world. The video and song then became an international prayer, which was something she didn’t expect.
“I got emotional when I saw how many fans wanted to get involved,” McEntire tells Country Weekly about the response. “Watching people in their hometowns of Scotland or Africa making the ‘Pray for Peace’ gestures thickened the video so much more than just having me up there chanting and singing by myself in the studio.”
McEntire invited her fans to join in, and fans from all over the world did — even Keith Urban and his family did their own prayer for peace.
“I feel this song is a gift from God,” she explains. “I have never worked on a song as long as this one. It went from a bass drum, fiddle and singers to guest artists singing with me, adding more instruments and even a choir and a bagpipe!”
McEntire’s “gift from God” impacted so many people that she couldn’t add all of their clips to her video.
“Someone tweeted that they had wished we had used their video because they cry every time they watch it,” McEntire adds. “I know exactly what they mean.”
“It’s an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love,” she says of the video. She hopes that through her song, somehow others will pray for peace and eventually it’ll spread.
Watch the beautiful video for McEntire’s ‘Pray for Peace’ here.