Reba Earns First Dove Awards Nomination

Reba McEntire has landed her first career GMA Dove Awards nomination for her single “Back To God.” The leadoff track from her dual Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts-topping album Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope (Nash Icon Records/Capitol Christian Music Group) is up for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song Of The Year at the 48th Annual Awards, slated to air on TBN Oct. 22.

The double-disc collection of traditional hymns and contemporary tracks marked Reba’s thirteenth No. 1 album. Fans from both genres have embraced the Oklahoma native’s return to her roots with a modern twist, merging her powerhouse vocals with Christian artist Lauren Daigle for a special collaboration of the song.

Reba will also be honored next month at The 11th Annual ACM Honors celebration with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award for her years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music. For more than 30 years she has lent her support to the organization, hosting the ACM Awards for a record 14 times and winning 14 ACM Awards, (seven as Female Vocalist of the Year), in addition to supporting their charitable efforts. The event will be filmed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and broadcast September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

And in celebration of her debut at the Grand Ole Opry 40 years ago, Reba will mark the milestone with two performances in the famous circle on September 22. A month later (10/25), she will appear as part of the star-studded All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.


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