Reba McEntire Signs With New Label for Upcoming Album
Reba McEntire may be approaching 60, but she's still making moves in her music career, never to become stagnant. The fan favorite singer just signed with a new label, Nash Icon Music.
The news was announced Tuesday morning (Oct. 21), and McEntire is the very first artist signed to the label, a joint venture between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media.
Scott Borchetta, head of Big Machine Label Group, has been trying to talk McEntire back into the studio for three years, and he finally won her over. She's cut 11 songs for a new album, recording with producers Tony Brown and James Stroud, and she spills more details, saying, "I've got three more to record that I have found. I'm always trying to beat out what I have already, so we just keep looking."
The songstress teased the big news last week, and fans speculated a number of things, including a new album, return of sitcom 'Reba,' tour, or a new grandchild. While all of these things would be exciting, McEntire's forthcoming record is certainly great news for country fans.
"It's been kind of a weird time in country music for females, I would say, and it's in a trend now that I'm hoping is going to be more female friendly, for personal reasons," she says.
It's been almost 40 years since McEntire released her first song to country radio, and she's had more than 30 chart-topping singles. She released a new single, 'Pray for Peace,' in May after feeling burdened by troubling news and world events.