Album Spotlight; McEntire dials ‘Call’ album

Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music?

“I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.”

However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling disc ever, already has shipped 800,000 units, according to the record label.

“It’s Your Call” was premiered on 200 radio stations last Thursday in a 90 -minute special to announce the album’s release tomorrow.

First single, “Take It Back,” is an R&B-meets-country tune, reminiscent of McEntire’s cover of Aretha Franklin’s “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”

McEntire’s live show features clips of her acting performances in “Tremors” and “The Gambler IV” and are clearly something she’s very proud of.

“I would love to act more,” she says. “I’ve got scripts coming my way and I’ve been meeting with directors.”

While McEntire develops a film career, her Starstruck Enterprises is developing into a company that does more than just represent the singer.

In response to the 1991 plane crash that claimed the life of her road manager and seven band members — her feelings about the matter are detailed on her last album, “For My Broken Heart”– McEntire has formed Starstruck Jets, her own aviation firm that supplies her plane and leases out aircraft to other artists.

Like many country artists, McEntire is hoping to tour in the international market in the near future. “It’ll probably happen in 1994,” she says. “Thanks to Country Music Television being available in England, a whole new group of fans are seeing our music.”

More Music

  • Who is Sufjan Stevens? Oscars Introduce

    Who Is Oscar Best Song Nominee Sufjan Stevens, Beloved by Indie-Rock Fans and Music Supervisors?

    Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music? “I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.” However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling […]

  • TaylorSwiftVEVO - YouTube

    YouTube Will Merge Vevo Channel Subscribers Into Unified 'Official' Music Artist Accounts

    Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music? “I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.” However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling […]

  • Hugh Masekela

    Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Musician and Activist, Dies at 78

    Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music? “I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.” However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling […]

  • Controversial Radio Host Don Imus Stepping

    Controversial Radio Host Don Imus Stepping Down

    Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music? “I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.” However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling […]

  • Zeke Lewis

    Epic Records Names Ezekiel Lewis EVP of A&R

    Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music? “I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.” However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling […]

  • Patricia Flores Joins Live Nation Latin

    Patricia Flores Joins Live Nation Latin as VP of Marketing

    Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music? “I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.” However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling […]

  • Oscar Nominations: Original Score and Song

    Oscar Nominations: Score and Song Surprises Include Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey Snubs

    Reba McEntire–the Queen of Country Music? “I’ve always hated being called that,” says the MCA/Nashville recording artist. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one queen, and that’s Kitty Wells.” However, if sales alone were the criterion for coronation, McEntire might feel less guilty. Her 20th album, “It’s Your Call,” a follow-up to her biggest-selling […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content