Queen of country music Reba McEntire stated that her upcoming album would be “the most country album [she has] ever recorded.” From the sounds of new single “Stronger Than the Truth,” she wasn’t lying.
The industry legend brings a tale of deceit and heartbreak to life on the new song, written by Hannah Louise Blaylock and Autumn McEntire, who’s Reba’s niece. “You’re my husband, I’m your wife / But then I fell in icy water / Standing in the grocery line / I overheard my name and yours / And one I did not recognize,” she sings, tugging at heartstrings with her sorrowful vocals.
“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,” McEntire said in a statement. “I grew up on an 8,000-acre family ranch singing at dance halls, honky-tonks and rodeos with my brother and sister. I haven’t gotten to do that in a while, so I’m thrilled to pieces.”
“Stronger Than the Truth” is the title track of McEntire’s forthcoming 29th studio album, due out April 5. The singer last released a full-length in 2017, the gospel record Sing it Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.
Listen to “Stronger Than the Truth” here: