Video: Reba McEntire ropes Matthew McConaughey on 'Late Late Show with James Corden,' reveals her ACM Awards song selection on 'The Talk'
Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire has been making the TV rounds to promote with her new album, “Stronger Than the Truth,” released today on Big Machine Records.
“I’m back to my roots, the kind of songs that I sang when I was growing up playing dance halls and rodeos with Pake and Susie when we were kids. I mean, it’s just so much fun to sing hardcore country music again,” McEntire told me in an interview.
Also, Reba will host the Academy of Country Music Awards for the 16th time Sunday, when the show airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS.
Not only did she talk about the awards show, but the Chockie native also showed off some of her rodeo skills on Thursday night on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," where she was a guest alongside Jimmy Buffet and Matthew McConaughey. In a segment called "Yay or Nay," the flame-haired songstress roped McConaughey and tied him up for good measure, while Buffett showed off his trombone playing skills and McConaughey belted out the chief Parrothead's theme song, "Margaritaville."
Reba also appeared today on "The Talk," where she shared a special message for her pals Brooks & Dunn, who as previously reported, were recently named to the Country Music Hall of Fame. It turns out that she was supposed to announce their coming induction last month at a press conference in Nashville, but she had to miss it due to illness.
The Queen of Country Music also revealed on the TV show that she is performing her upbeat ballad "Freedom" on Sunday's ACM Awards.