Reba McEntire, Lauren Daigle Perform ‘Back to God’ at 2017 ACM Awards
Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle performed McEntire’s newest single, “Back to God," at the 2017 ACM Awards. The pair were introduced by Ronnie Dunn, who dubbed McEntire the "Queen of Country."
Both clad in long gowns, McEntire and Daigle took turns on singing lines in the verses, while joining together on the chorus, earning a rousing standing ovation at the end of the song. "Back to God" appears on McEntire's newest record, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, which dropped on Feb. 3. Country fans may be familiar with the song, as Randy Houser and Dallas Davidson co-wrote the track; the tune is featured on Houser's debut record, 2008's Anything Goes.
"Back to God" is emotive and vulnerable -- the lyrics say “You gotta cry, rain tears of pain / Pound the floor and scream His name / ‘Cause we’re still worth saving ... We can’t go on like this and live like this / We can’t love like this / We gotta give this world back to God" -- and it's clear that the song is special to McEntire.
“I’m thrilled to have Lauren’s incredible voice add another layer to this song,” McEntire shares in a press release. “It’s been really special to see how people are connecting to the message of "Back to God.""
Though Daigle is in the CCM genre, the Louisiana native is very familiar with country music: “I grew up listening to country music with my dad on the way to school," Daigle shares. "This opportunity offers a new platform to share hope and redemption, and I’m excited for us to collaborate in showing the world His unconditional love."
Daigle also has a song on the soundtrack for the film The Shack, which features a number of country and Christian artists. McEntire is currently filming a new television show for ABC; it's described as a "Southern Gothic soap opera," and the singer is also one of the show's executive producers.
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