Reba McEntire totally bewitched fans with her Dolly Parton's 'Hard Candy Christmas' cover
Reba McEntire featured as host and performer during this year’s CMA Country Christmas special and delivered a moving rendition of the old time Dolly Parton classic, ‘Hard Candy Christmas.’
The Christmas special that aired on Monday, December 10 featured a line up of all-star country performers singing their holiday favorites.
Apart from performing the Dolly Parton classic accompanied solely by the pianist Catherine Marx, Reba also took to the stage to sing ‘What Child Is This,’ and other Christmas favorites.
Originally recorded by Dolly for the 1982 film adaptation of the musical, ‘Carol Hall for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and penned by Carol Hall, Dolly released the song, ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ as a single later the same year. Reba recorded her rendition of the song back in 2016 for her Christmas album, ‘My Kind of Christmas.’
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Taped back in September the Christmas special features performances by Brett Eldredge, Diana Krall, Dan & Shay, Tony Bennet, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, and many more.
The country star’s natural charisma, a flair for the dramatic and the comical had made her a multimedia superstar across time. Her music videos always tell a story, and when already vivid vocals are added to the mix, it makes for a poignant result.
If you are a Reba fan, the video to her song, ‘Why Haven’t I Heard From You,’ would certainly stand out. Every facial expression of Reba comically explains her frustration over a guy named Brad.
Another video to the song, ‘Is There Life Out There’ celebrates every hard working blue collar woman as she balances a diner job and life as an unconventional student for her kids and Huey Lewis.
On the mournful day of December 6, Reba attended the funeral of the 41st president of the United States, where she sang her rendition of, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in honor of the late George H.W. Bush.
Former president George W. Bush wiped away the tears while Reba lived herself into the emotional performance. After the funeral Reba shared her gratitude for being part of the late president’s final farewell as she wrote:
"It was an honor and privilege to sing at President George H.W. Bush’s funeral this morning. He was a great friend and leader, and I will never forget the time we shared together."