Watch: Reba McEntire Honors Patsy Cline With Moving ‘Sweet Dreams’ Rendition Acapella

by Kayla Zadel
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Sweet dreams are made up of this performance that Reba McEntire delivers during a “Big Night.”

Wednesday night marked a historic night for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Many instruments were borrowed from their displays for current artists to play. And, Reba McEntire is lending her iconic voice to the cause. She sings an a cappella rendition of “Sweet Dreams.” The song’s originally performed by the late Patsy Cline.

The County Music Hall of Fame’s sharing the video of Reba, as well as other performances from the night.

The icon’s voice echos beautifully in the empty auditorium. She’s wearing all black – black long sleeve top with black sequin pants for the performance.

Cline is Reba’s hero. Furthermore, this song is one of the reasons why Reba got a break in the industry. She frequently performed versions of this song as her career was gaining footing. However, after the death of seven of her band members and her tour manager in a 1991 plane crash, Reba stopped singing the song. It’s been said that the toll of singing this sad song was too much.

Additional Country Music Artists Join Reba McEntire for Fundraiser

The “Big Night at the Museum” fundraiser was a first of its kind for the Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s no secret that the museum’s been suffering due to the pandemic. The event brought together many artists and has raised more than $500,000.

Miranda Lambert just one of the artists that participated. She honors the late John Prine by singing “That’s the Way the World Goes ‘Round.” Lambert plays Prine’s David Russell Young custom-made guitar while singing.

Tim McGraw even performs his favorite Keith Whitley song, “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” To make this night even more memorable, McGraw strums Keith Whitley’s C.W. Parsons acoustic guitar.

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