Country veteran Reba McEntire dropped a couple bombshells during her Facebook Live session last night (Dec. 15). Following the release of Love Somebody earlier this year, the singer is now eyeing her next studio set, a double-album called Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope. The gospel collection (out Feb. 3) features 10 classic hymns and 10 brand new songs, including the lead single "Back to God" and the just-released collaboration with Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood called "Softly and Tenderly." During tonight's (Dec. 16) Miracle on Broadway, established by Clarkson, the trio are set to perform the new song.
"Today was a really special day because I got to shoot a video for my new, first single off the brand new album," Reba said. "It's a gospel album. And the new song we did the video for today is called 'Back to God.' Loved it. It was very inspirational. We got to shoot it in this beautiful church here in on the east side of Nashville. It's the Tulip Tree United Methodist Church. A lot of people came in and was a participant for the video. It turned out really well."
Leading up to the album's release next year, fans will be able to download a brand new song every Friday. "That's pretty cool, isn't it?" she said. A special pre-order, via Reba.com, will include an autographed album and a t-shirt.
For the first time ever, Reba will be performing "a complete show at the Ryman Auditorium" on Feb. 15. "I think I was seven years old the first time I ever went to the Ryman Auditorium, and here I am...old and I'm going to get to perform a whole concert. I'll be doing songs from all of my greatest hits I've gotten to do over my 40-year career and a few songs from the new gospel album. It's also the 125-year anniversary for the Ryman Auditorium..." Tickets are on-sale now and come with a copy of Reba's new album.
The Miracle on Broadway event aims to raise money for Nashville non-profits. The lineup also includes Hunter Hayes, "Nashville" stars Charles Esten, Steve Wariner, Kelsea Ballerini and RaeLynn. “All the artists are so awesome,” Clarkson said. “They always want to participate, but you know, some are available, some aren’t… Kelsea and RaeLynn, I think they moved their schedules to be a part of it. Kelsea I know attended the 2014 one, you know as just a fan. She was like, ‘I attended it, and it was so awesome, so it’s cool that I’ll be able to be a part of it on stage this time.’”
Check out the double album tracklist, with songwriter credits, below:
1. "Jesus Loves Me" (Songwriter: William Batchelder Bradbury; Arrangement by Reba)
2. "Oh, How I Love Jesus" (Songwriter: Frederick Whitfield; Arrangement by Jay DeMarcus and Tim Akers)
3. "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder" (Songwriter: James Milton Black; Arrangement by Reba, Catherine Marx and Doug Sisemore)
4. "Oh Happy Day" (Songwriter: Edward Francis Rimbault; Arrangement by DeMarcus and Akers)
5. "Amazing Grace" (Songwriter: John Newton; Arrangement by Reba and Sisemore)
6. "I'll Fly Away" (Songwriter: Albert E. Brumley; Arrangement by Reba and Sisemore)
7. "In The Garden" / "Wonderful Peace," medley featuring The Isaacs ("In The Garden" written by Austin C. Miles and "Wonderful Peace" written by Warren D. Cornell; Medley arrangement by DeMarcus and Akers)
8. "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" / "Swing Down Chariot," medley (Songwriter Wallace Willis; Arrangement by Reba and Sisemore)
9. "How Great Thou Art" (Songwriter: Stuart K. Hine; Arrangement by Sisemore)
10. "Softly And Tenderly," featuring Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood (Songwriter: Will Lamartine Thompson; arrangement by Sisemore)
1. "Sing It Now" (Songwriters: Michael Farren, Joseph Habedank and Tony Wood)
2. "Angels Singin'" (Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Sarah Buxton and Steve Moakler)
3. "God And My Girlfriends" (Songwriters: Patricia Conroy, Lisa Hentrich and Marcia Ramirez)
4. "Hallelujah, Amen" (Songwriters: Dave Barnes, Lucie Silvas and Jeremy Spillman)
5. "There Is A God" (Songwriters: Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley)
6. "I Got The Lord On My Side" (Songwriters: Reba and Jackie McEntire)
7. "Back To God" (Songwriters: Dallas Davidson, Randy Houser)
8. "Angel On My Shoulder" (Songwriters: Leigh Reynolds, Amber White, Philip White)
9. "From The Inside Out" (Songwriter: Amy Fletcher)
10. "Say A Prayer" (Songwriters: Michael Dulaney, Jason Sellers and Neil Thrasher)
Hidden Track (physical only)
"Jesus Loves Me," reprise (Songwriter: William Batchelder Bradbury; Arrangement by Reba).
Stay tuned to AXS.com for any and all updates.
Take a listen to Reba's new song "Softly and Tenderly" below: