NASH ICON MUSIC proudly bestows another title to the reigning “Queen of Country,” announcing REBA as the inaugural signing on the innovative new joint venture label between Big Machine and Cumulus. This morning (10/21), she joined America’s Morning Show host Blair Garner to share the news about her first new music in over five years.
Leading up to the announcement, a Reba song was played every half hour to highlight her career and gear up for the new chapter. Co-host Terri Clark performed “Fancy” for Reba-oke, as part of co-host Chuck Wicks’ “5 Seconds” trivia game before a Reba cake was presented in front of the live audience. Listen to the full interview here.
“I am so excited to be the first artist to sign up with this new joint venture. We’ve been in the studio having a blast recording new songs and I can’t wait for my fans to hear them. Thanks to Scott Borchetta, John Dickey and everyone at Cumulus for letting me be a part of these new and exciting times,” said Reba.
The Oklahoma native is back in the studio with long-time producer Tony Brown and is collaborating for the first time with James Stroud, blending their unique approaches and multi-platinum career success.
“As Reba and I get to enter into another phase of our business relationship that dates back to 1991, I am again reminded of the power of all things Reba. Her presence, her vocal prowess, her song selection, her passion… it’s unequaled in her multi-decade career and we will again blaze new trails together,” said Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta. “I can’t think of a more important artist or voice to crown as our first Icon artist as there are none truer to the definition.”
“By the numbers Reba defines what it is to be an Icon — 56 million albums sold, 35 #1 singles, #1 female country touring artist of all time and room full of CMA, ACM and Grammy awards. Reba is Nashville. Nash Icon is thrilled to have Reba as our first artist on this exciting new label,” added John Dickey, Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus.