Reba McEntire Returns To Host ACM Awards; Reveals New Album “Stronger Than The Truth”

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Reba McEntire hosts ACM awards and releases new album stronger than the truth
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Reba McEntire is back. Not that she ever went anywhere but we’re about to see and hear more from the redheaded icon. In as many days, Reba has revealed two major announcements.

The superstar redhead has announced that she will be returning as host of the 54th Annual ACM Awards on April 7. Just two days before the big show, Reba revealed that she will be releasing her 29thstudio album, Stronger Than The Truth.

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“I’ve got a brand new album, #StrongerThanTheTruth, coming out Friday, April 5. This is the most country record I’ve done in a long time and I can’t wait for you to hear it,” Reba wrote on Instagram. “The first song and title track will be available on all streaming services this Friday, February 15. In the meantime, you can pre-order your copy of the album now at Reba.com! Stay tuned for lots more to come!!!”

In September, Reba revealed that she was in the studio working on new music. Sharing a series of photos from the studio, she wrote, “Back at it in the studio #newmusic #comingsoon.”

The 12-track project, produced by Reba and Buddy Cannon, will be the follow up to Reba’s Grammy winning album Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.

“The response to SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE reinforced my love for recording songs that speak to the heart. So when I started selecting songs for this album, I stuck with that same formula – go with the songs that touch my heart, and hopefully when you hear me singing it, they’ll touch yours too. That honesty once again revealed itself,” Reba said in a statement. “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. 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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STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH Tracklisting:
1. Swing All Night Long With You | Written by Sidney Cox, Jon Randall
2. Stronger Than The Truth | Written by Hannah Louise Blaylock, Autumn McEntire
3. Storm In A Shot Glass | Written by Mary Browder, Will Robinson, Leslie Satcher
4. Tammy Wynette Kind Of Pain | Written by Brandy Clark, Mark Narmore, Shelley Skidmore
5. Cactus In A Coffee Can | Written by Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin
6. Your Heart | Written by Kellys Collins
7. The Clown | Written by Dallas Davidson, Hillary Lindsey, James Slater
8. No U In Oklahoma | Written by Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, Donna McSpadden
9. The Bar’s Getting Lower Written by Kellys Collins, Erin Enderlin, Liz Hengber, Alex Kline
10. In His Mind | Written by Reba McEntire, Liz Hengber, Tommy Lee James
11. Freedom | Written by Jay Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer, John Pierce
12. You Never Gave Up On Me | Written by Billy Aerts, Burton Collins

The 2019 ACM ceremony will mark the sixteenth time that Reba will host the Academy of Country Music Awards. In addition, the 63-year-old will appear on CBS This Morning on Feb. 20 to reveal the ACM nominees.

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The ACM’s will take place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on the CBS.