Reba McEntire is back on the music scene with her new album All the Women I Am on sale today. What are critics saying about the country queen’s latest work?
Reba McEntire’s back on the country music scene with her latest album, out today. Unfortunately, early reviews of the release aren’t so positive.
McEntire’s 34th album, All the Women I Am, includes her current radio single Turn on the Radio, along with a cover of Beyonce’s If I Were a Boy. A special DVD also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album.
This album talks about all the women I am,” McEntire explained during her appearance on Good Morning America Tuesday. “It talks about going through a divorce, having children, helping your buddies out, finding the right guy in their life, and then telling the guy he’s treated you bad.”
Apparently, all the women of McEntire are having a mid-life crisis.
Washington Post writer Allison Stewart says that the Turn On the Radio, “[E]xemplifies her ongoing struggle to find a song worthy of her voice, a song that will allow McEntire, now in her fourth decade of recordmaking, to sound contemporary without sounding like an LOL-ing teenager.”
Stewart gives a more favorable review to other songs on the album, including If I Were a Boy. That cover, along with the extras on a special limited-edition deluxe album, still makes the album a solid purchase for the country fan in your life.
Can’t get enough Reba? You’re in luck! The release of All the Women I Am the beginning of a big week for McEntire – she’s up for Female Vocalist of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards. She’s also set to perform on Friday’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman.