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Reba McEntire Announces New Gospel Album, Plus Personal DVD On UPtv

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Reba McEntire Announces New Gospel Album, Plus Personal DVD On UPtv

By Movieguide® Contributor

Reba McEntire is releasing a special gospel album and DVD, and wants fans to know how deep her Gospel roots run, called “My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites.” 

McEntire’s faith-filled album will drop on March 25th, and fans can watch the entire DVD movie the same day on UPtv.

In an interview on TalkShopLive, McEntire said her love for Gospel music began in a one-room church in Chockie, Oklahoma.

“I remember Grandma and Grandpa Smith, momma’s mama and daddy, they’d get up and lead the congregation of maybe 20, 25 people,” McEntire shared. “And we had one lady, Miss Magee – Stella Magee – she was the only one that kind of knew how to play the piano, so she would go over and hit the chord and then we’d all sing without any accompaniment.”

The DVD highlights details about McEntire, like her preference of singing harmony over melody, personal stories from childhood, and never-before-seen footage.

Yahoo! reports the DVD “offers live footage of McEntire’s 2017 first solo headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville—featuring special guests Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, and The Isaacs—as well as more recent performances at Clementine in Nashville from 2021.”

The live Gospel-inspired collection features hymns including “I’ll Fly Away,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Softly and Tenderly” with Yearwood and Clarkson, as well as some of McEntire’s faith-focused hits from past albums including “God and My Girlfriends,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” and the acoustic track “Back to God,” featuring Lauren Daigle.

Movieguide® previously reported on McEntire’s family support in her pursuit of a music career:

McEntire said that the encouragement she received from her mother and grandmother helped her use her gifts to God’s glory.

“All Mama wanted—all any mother wants for her child—was for me to be myself. And she’d seen what I could be. She didn’t have to say that if I signed a record deal she’d be living out her dreams a little bit through me. 

I understood that now and I was proud. Suddenly I wanted to get to Nashville as quick as we could,” she said. “And I’ve been making records ever since, using those gifts that Grandma talked about and Mama helped me find. The gifts God provides to make each of us unique.”

McEntire is also set to perform at this year’s 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony singing the Oscar-nominated song “Somehow You Do” by Diane Warren.