Robin was a sweetie and took me to a function promoting Reba McEntire's new album to radio stations. It was a listening party to get feedback on the 4 songs fighting for the first released single spot. After a brief interview with Reba, we were broken down into groups and taken into the plush studio where Reba recorded the album.
"Strange" was my favorite out of the selection, and it was the first played. It had a nice modern rock feel to it that could be attractive to a younger generation of Country fans, and maybe some crossover listeners as well. Now is the time to get a song like that out there, while CHR and Hot AC fans are finally giving Country a chance thanks to one Taylor Swift! The lyrics were great too. Definitely something that could be enjoyed by the whole family.
The last song they played had a cool Classic Rock hook that I loved, but it didn't switch up as much as "Strange." The other songs were good - but didn't stick out. They were geared toward the classic Reba fans, which works. Typical Reba is still the bomb diggity! Gotta keep it real - and she does.