Country Throwback: Reba McEntire Belts ‘I’m a Survivor’ for 2015 Benefit Concert

by Will Shepard

In 2015, Reba McEntire played one of her most famous hit songs for an amazing cause. She sung her song “I’m a Survivor” during a TV concert that she put together, called “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger.”

Reba McEntire’s concert was set up to benefit the Outnumber Hunger campaign. This initiative helps to raise awareness for people around the United States who struggle with hunger. The concert happened over two days, April 17 and 18. The concert was aired on CMT and iHeart Radio.

But, more importantly, Reba McEntire absolutely kills her performance. Wearing massive hoop earrings, she stands in front of the audience and gives a passionate version of her song.

Before the performance, she gave an interview with CMT. During the interview, she talks about how important this concert is for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet.

“I was raised to treat others with compassion. Knowing that one in six Americans struggle with hunger means my fans and people I see every day need help. The Outnumber Hunger campaign is such a simple way to help your neighbors, so how could you not?”

It is certainly evident how much she cares about helping her fellow Americans. Her performance speaks volumes of how much she cares about others. Her career has been all about helping others, and the lyrics in this song are a great reminder of her compassion.

Reba McEntire Performs “I’m a Survivor”

Reba McEntire was also joined by several other big country names, all doing their part to support others. Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, the Band Perry, Toby Keith, and Vince Gill all worked with Reba to make the concert happen.

Additionally, the concert was put together with the help of Big Machine Label Group, Feeding America, and General Mills. Each of the companies and musicians that made this concert happen is certainly proud to stand with Outnumber Hunger.

Florida Georgia Line says that the cause “is close to our hearts, and it’s cool to be a part of this. So we really appreciate it. It’s really a cool thing to be a part of.”

After the concert, Reba McEntire was also named as 2015’s official Outnumber Hunger spokesperson. This award is no small feat and one that she didn’t take lightly.

“This is so simple. Every kid sits at the breakfast table in the mornings and reads the back of cereal boxes. Get them to enter the code, and they can see how many they can enter for the whole family. Make it a contest, make it fun, and make a difference in people’s lives. I love being part of this big team.”