Reba McEntire Finds ‘Freedom’ in New Single [LISTEN]
After sharing numerous songs from her upcoming new album, Stronger Than the Truth, Reba McEntire has released its first single: a song called "Freedom." Readers can press play above to listen.
The 11th track on Stronger Than the Truth, "Freedom" was co-written by Jay Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, Real Country winner Jaida Dreyer and John Pierce. "Lovin' you feels like freedom," McEntire sings in the chorus of the new song, after recounting the trials of love: "I'm no stranger to the thick smoke of a bar ... And I've held strangers in my arms ... I've searched high and low / Been to hell and back."
Stronger Than the Truth is due out on April 5 -- just two days before McEntire will host the 2019 ACM Awards -- and was co-produced by the country superstar alongside her longtime collaborator, producer Buddy Cannon. In addition to "Freedom," McEntire has also shared "Storm in a Shot Glass," "In His Mind," No U in Oklahoma," "Tammy Wynette Kind of Pain" and "Stronger Than the Truth" from her new record.
McEntire's previous album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, was a gospel project. She says that Stronger Than the Truth takes her back to her country roots.
"I grew up on an 8,000-acre family ranch singing at dance halls, honky-tonks and rodeos with my brother and sister. Stronger Than the Truth takes me back to that kind of country music that I grew up with," McEntire explains. "I haven't gotten to do that in a while, so I'm thrilled to pieces to release this new music."
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