"Hip," "funky," "sassy" and "stupendous." Those are the adjectives Reba McEntire uses to describe her highly anticipated album, which doesn't have a title yet, but does have a release date -- August 18.

Reba tells USA Today that her 2008 tour with Kelly Clarkson played a big role in what she chose to include on the new record.

"I think that my song selections are a little more hip," says Reba. "I know they're more uptempo. They're funky, they're sassy, they've got attitude."

Tony Brown, Reba's longtime collaborator in the studio, split production duties on the album with Mark Bright, who's best known for his work with Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.

"Tony did the country swing, the more bluegrass song, and the funkabilly 'I Want a Cowboy,' she says. "Mark did the more contemporary songs that I think are stupendous."

In addition to the current single, 'Strange,' the new album will include 'Keep on Loving You,' -- no, not the '80s pop hit by REO Speedwagon -- this one was co-written by Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn.