Following a whirlwind media blitz in New York City last week with multiple appearances on national television, Reba McEntire continues to deliver for her fans as SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE debuts at No. 1 across both Billboard’s Country and Christian/Gospel charts with 54,426 in total consumption. She also came in at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart and #4 Top 200 Consumption chart. Holding the record for the most Top Country Albums No. 1s among women and being only the second artist to have a chart-topping album in each of the last four decades, this marks Reba’s thirteenth summit. The double-disc album released jointly through Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group features traditional hymns and contemporary tracks, including collaborations with her sisters, mom, Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and The Isaacs. The new music also ascended into the upper echelon on iTunes all genre and Country charts in the US and Canada as well as Amazon’s No. 1 Best Sellers, Hot New Releases, all genre and Country platforms.
The praise-worthy lead single, “Back To God,” topped the Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart last week, representing the biggest jump since 2013 while the music video peaked on iTunes Top Videos across all genres and dominated the pinnacle spot on the Vevo Country Top 10 chart, eliciting over 4.4 million views already to date.
With profiles in Parade magazine, The Washington Post, NPR as well as gracing the cover of Simple Grace, Guideposts, The Tennessean, The Oklahoman, Maverick Magazine UK and an in-depth BUILD Series with Entertainment Weekly’s Madison Vain, the adoration is clearly mutual. Critics celebrating SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE have proclaimed:
“…well-curated selection of classic spiritual tunes and hymns are a fine exercise for the singer’s legendary voice.”
“McEntire alternates between a hushed, vulnerable vocal style and a soaring cry, heightening the song’s emotional heft with the power of her voice.”
Rolling Stone Country
“There’s no question it will be one of the year’s finest collections.”
“McEntire’s voice fits each melodic turn warmly, with the confidence of an artist who knows she can sing anything she wants.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“…a message that boldly lives up to its title on literally every single stirring occasion.”
“The fact that the legendary songstress has lived through life, and survived some of the hardest knocks one can go through shows the timeless power of these songs. …McEntire demonstrates that in a manner that will touch the listener for years to come!”
Sounds Like Nashville
“Never argumentative or preachy; ‘There’s a God’ is one of the most ear-catching defense of God’s existence in music history.”
“She pleases us with her signature southern twang that’s spectacular enough to make you want to rejoice!”
“…she has the power to sing a compelling track that still fits into modern day sound, all while bringing about hope in the process.”
Taste of Country
“…some of the singer’s most expressive and heartfelt work of her career.”
The iconic entertainer will headline Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium this Wednesday (2/15) for the first time in her distinguished 40-year career. With a rare one-day, two-show stint at the venue, Reba will shine a light on selections from the new album and offer several signature hits. Limited tickets are available now at ryman.com and ticketmaster.com for the 2:30P matinee, which was announced after the 7:30P show sold out in less than an hour.
Reba’s remarkable talents expand across music, film, theater, television, philanthropy and retail. The household name has been honored with prestigious awards from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, American Music Awards, ACM Awards, People’s Choice Awards, CMA Awards, GRAMMY Awards and more. She has charted 35 No. 1 singles, sold over 56 million albums worldwide and will return February 22 as part of the longest-running Country act in The Colosseum at Caesars’ history, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together In Vegas.