Reba McEntire doesn’t just hold a few platinum credits to her name. She’s got multiple full-length albums that reached platinum once and then again on top of that… and then again. When reflecting on her legendary career, there’s not much the country queen would change. And despite her massive success in the country music industry, she doesn’t carry a big ego.
Actually, she regularly tries to support other artists and often speaks to their own influence on her as well. In one of her latest interviews, Reba answers questions from fans all over the world. A fan from Singapore wants to know what song she wishes she’d written herself. Her answer includes a country gem for sure.
Reba McEntire Talks Bobbie Gentry
Reba doesn’t hesitate when asked what song she wishes she would have written herself for her “Revived Remixed Revisited” project. Hands down, she says, Bobbie Gentry’s “Fancy” takes the cake. This probably won’t come as a huge shock to McEntire fans considering she often uses the song during her live performance encores.
The star self-reports that she’s been singing it since ’68! Reba McEntire also says that the success of the song really has nothing to do with her appreciation for it. She says “scratch all the money you could have made” in putting out the song. At the end of the day, it’s just a good song. You can listen to her full answer here:
Take Her Online Masterclass on Country
Throughout her career, Reba McEntire has been open about the fact that she doesn’t actually write all of her songs. She often turns to writers from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for help. She says of them: “There’s lots of talented songwriters out there, thank God.”
Still, picking what songs to add to her lineup is an equally taxing job. Reba actually partnered with an online educational platform (Masterclass) to release her first-ever online curriculum and it talks about just that. The Masterclass revolves around all things country and explores the whole process from taking a feeling or idea to picking a song and then recording it. The whole thing is broken up into 20 mini-lessons.
Some of the lessons also see her rework the song mentioned above. Reba McEntire takes students behind the scenes to create a new never before seen acoustic version of “Fancy.” Other lessons talk about the more technical aspects of her stardom like financial planning and brand development.
At the end of the day, fans get exclusive content in the form of performances, case studies, and personal excerpts from the star. If you’d like to sign up for Reba McEntire’s Masterclass or just take a look at the trailer, you can do so here.