Reba McEntire Braves Storm to Celebrate Success of ‘Turn On the Radio’
Reba McEntire and a small group of industry folks gathered Monday afternoon in the lobby of her Starstruck Entertainment building to celebrate the singer's recent No. 1 hit, 'Turn on the Radio.' Much like the day she filmed the video for the song, Nashville was under severe weather warnings as chances of tornadoes ran high.
"I thank all of you for braving the stormy weather to come out for this," Reba said. "I guess every time we hear storm warnings we'll think to 'Turn on the Radio' for storm coverage!"
With the chart success of 'Turn on the Radio,' Reba has had a total of 60 Top 10 hits, with 35 of them being No. 1 singles. But for the song's writers -- Cherie Oakley, Thomas Mark Oakley and J.P. Twang -- this was the first chart-topper of their careers.
"For Reba McEntire -- a legend [and] an icon -- to record one of my songs is so incredible," Cherie Oakley said to the room of people gathered. "She has inspired me and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. This day means the world to me ... I cannot express to you how I feel."
"Reba is unbelievable, and to have her sing a song we wrote is so incredible," added Cherie's husband and the song's co-writer, Mark Oakley. "She's an amazing singer and for someone like her to take us to the next level has made my dreams come true. It's been an amazing ride."
This week Reba has released her latest single to radio from her 'All the Woman I Am' album, the Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander and Gary Nicholson penned tune, 'When Love Gets a Hold of You.'