Everything We Know About Reba McEntire’s New Album, ‘Stronger Than the Truth’
Reba McEntire fans can plan on a big month in April! On the heels of announcing her return to the ACM Awards as host in 2019, the country superstar has officially shared that she plans to release a new studio album, Stronger Than the Truth, earlier that month.
The singer's most recent studio project to date is Sing it Now: Songs of Faith & Hope. In a press release, McEntire explained that that project inspired her to continue to record heart-pulling songs.
"The response to Sing it Now: Songs of Faith & Hope reinforced my love for recording songs that speak to the heart," McEntire says. "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."
Read on to learn all the details we know so far about McEntire's new project.
After teasing the title on social media, McEntire officially revealed on Monday (Feb. 11) that the title for her new album will be Stronger Than the Truth. The title takes its name from the album's second track.
The Release Date
The project is due out April 5, just two days before McEntire hosts the 2019 ACM Awards.
The Record Label
McEntire will be releasing Stronger Than the Truth via Big Machine Records.
Stronger Than the Truth was co-produced in Nashville, Tenn. by McEntire and her longtime collaborator, Buddy Cannon. Cannon has worked extensively with a number of iconic country artists, including Kenny Chesney and Willie Nelson.
The Album Cover
In homage to McEntire's cowgirl roots, the album cover for Stronger Than the Truth shows the singer in boots and denim, leaning against a barroom backdrop of detailed diamond wood patterns.
McEntire hasn't shared any details about the project's first single just yet. However, it's a safe bet that when she does release a single, it'll take its musical cue from classic country. At a press event in the fall of 2018, while she was still making the album, McEntire said that she was going back to her roots for this project.
"It's gonna be probably the most country album I've ever recorded," she related at that time.
McEntire shares that the new music is the most traditional country project she's released in quite a long time.
"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 relates. "I haven't gotten to do that in a while, so I'm thrilled to pieces to release this new music."
The singer co-wrote two of the album's tracks, including "No U in Oklahoma," also-copenned by Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn. Another track was co-written by her niece, Nashville songwriter Autumn McEntire. Brandy Clark also contributed to one of the project's songs.
Reba McEntire, Stronger Than the Truth Track Listing:
1. Swing All Night Long With You (Sidney Cox, Jon Randall)
2. Stronger Than The Truth (Hannah Louise Blaylock, Autumn McEntire)
3. Storm In A Shot Glass (Mary Browder, Will Robinson, Leslie Satcher)
4. Tammy Wynette Kind Of Pain (Brandy Clark, Mark Narmore, Shelley Skidmore)
5. Cactus In A Coffee Can (Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin)
6. Your Heart (Kellys Collins)
7. The Clown (Dallas Davidson, Hillary Lindsey, James Slater)
8. No U In Oklahoma (Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, Donna McSpadden)
9. The Bar’s Getting Lower (Kellys Collins, Erin Enderlin, Liz Hengber, Alex Kline)
10. In His Mind (Reba McEntire, Liz Hengber, Tommy Lee James)
11. Freedom (Jay Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer, John Pierce)
12. You Never Gave Up On Me (Billy Aerts, Burton Collins)
McEntire has not yet announced a tour in support of the project. However, she does have plans to reunite with Brook & Dunn for their joint Las Vegas residency, Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas.
However, the superstar has shared that she will be sharing more details about her new album via Facebook Live at 12 PM CT on Feb. 15. Additionally, fans can purchase exclusive album bundles beginning on Feb. 11.
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