Reba McEntire Celebrates ‘Love Somebody’ Success With Intimate Nashville Concert
Reba McEntire wanted to celebrate the success of her newest album, Love Somebody, with her fans, so she booked a private, intimate concert for Sirius XM subscribers at Nashville's Loveless Barn — and it was the perfect celebration.
Sirius XM hosted the event and introduced the legendary vocalist to an excited crowd. After a huge round of applause, the country icon took the stage, opening with her 1996 hit, "The Fear of Being Alone." McEntire was there just as much to celebrate her recent success as she was her longterm career success.
"We've got a lot of celebrating to do," McEntire told the crowd. She made sure to thank Nash Icon, who made it possible for her to complete an album in a climate that is proving difficult for legends, not to mention women.
McEntire also sang the title track of her album, "Love Somebody," which was written by Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, and she had a few funny anecdotes to share while introducing it.
"When I heard this song the first time I fell in love with it ... the lyrics," the fiery redhead said. The lyrics, she explains, are "unbelievable," since the tune has quite a few tongue twisters (most likely the reason she had a teleprompter on the back wall of the barn, to help her with lyrics).
The night also included a surprise appearance from McEntire's Vegas residency mate Ronnie Dunn. The old friends sang "Cowgirls Don't Cry" together, and it was a highlight. After a hug, Dunn left the stage, which meant McEntire could wrap her set with classic hits like "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" and "Is There Life Out There?," closing with "Fancy."
It was clear McEntire was enjoying herself ... she just didn't want Big Machine head Scott Borchetta to find out. "Don't tell Scott Borchetta, but we're really having a good time and we're not working," the icon told the crowd.
Reba McEntire's Loveless Barn performance will air on Sirius XM’s Prime Country and The Highway channels over Memorial Day weekend.
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