Reba McEntire Brings Musical Surprises to Knoxville


Reba showed why she is yet again nominated in the prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year award at this month’s ACM Awards, as she left fans on their feet Friday night at Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena on her co-headlining tour with George Strait and special guest Lee Ann Womack.

With the show close to her Music City home, the superstar decided to invite a few of her friends over to join her during her segment of the show. In addition to a powerhouse duet with Lee Ann Womack on her 1993 smash “Does He Love You” and a hilarious comedy routine with Melissa Peterman prior to performing her TV theme song and Top 5 hit “I’m A Survivor”, Reba invited two other superstar artists to the stage.

As the opening bars of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” began, Brooks & Dunn’s 2009 Top 5 hit that featured Reba, one had to hope that the duo, who is embarking on their farewell tour this year, would emerge: and to the crowd’s thrill, they did! As Kix and Ronnie made their way to the circular stage, appropriately following Reba’s performance of her current hit single—the Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride penned “I Keep On Loving You”—Reba and Brooks & Dunn picked off where they left off on tour more than a decade ago, with unmatched energy and charisma.

Shortly after Brooks & Dunn left the stage, another superstar, Kelly Clarkson, surprised the crowd, joining Reba on 2007’s Top 5 hit “Because Of You”. Reba & Kelly, who packed houses on their 2008 2 Worlds 2 Voices arena outing, were at home on stage together, with Kelly staying out for a second song, the classic “Why Haven’t I Heard From You?”.

With an unforgettable night of music behind her, Reba will make more memories in Kansas City and Wichita this weekend with George Strait before heading to Las Vegas to prepare for her hosting and performance spot on the Academy of Country Music Awards, airing April 18th at 8PM ET on CBS.

*Press Release Courtesy of TVMC