Reba McEntire is one.
It is over a decade since one of the biggest female artists in country music appeared in Britain, but next month she returns to top the bill at the return of the International Festival of Country Music at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday February 26th.
To compliment her appearance this reigning Queen Of Country music releases her thirty fourth studio album to date.
Entitled ‘All The Women I Am’ it takes the listener on a journey of love themes from a woman’s perspective, and whether she is in gentle mood or in high profile belter she delivers class throughout.
Many of her peers may have thought that have garnered recognition as an entertainment and business mogul with production of her clothing, footwear and home collection lines she may have steered away from her musical interests for a breather, however she has no intention of slowing down or taking it easy as this last offering proves.
Over the years Reba McEntire’s achievements have taken in fifteen American Music Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, two Grammys and she is only one of four entertainers in history to be honoured with a National Artistic Achievement Award by the United States Congress.
Reba has always put her own interpretation and stamp on her songs since the early days of her traditional country offerings through to her later contemporary releases and this latest offering brings this more to the fore.
To date she has sold around fifty five million albums, and from them charted success with sixty three top ten hits, her latest release provides her with additional material to add to that list.
If you’re a modern contemporary country fan then you’ll certainly want to add this one to your collection.
Although it is not released until February 20th I’ll be playing three tracks on this Saturday’s American Connection on www.euvue.co.uk when it takes up the Album Of The Week spot.
Reba McEntire All The Woman I Am Humphead Records Hump 122