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Between her divorce from her longtime manager Narvel Blackstock and her Vegas residency with Brooks & Dunn at Caesars Palace, Reba has had quite the year to look back upon.

While she still feels very blessed to be making music and sharing it with fans, there is one song she is NOT thankful for and dreads every New Years. When thousands of people across the country break out into “Auld Lang Syne” at the stroke of midnight, expect the hairs on the back of Reba’s neck to be standing on end.

“I gotta tell you, my least favorite song of all time is ‘Auld Lang Syne’ because it’s so sad,” she explains. “I don’t know why it’s so sad to me, but I wish we had come up with a more happy song besides that for New Year’s Eve.”

The old Scottish tune, written by Robert Burns in 1788, recalls the love and kindness of days gone by, but in the communion of taking our neighbor’s hands, it also gives a sense of belonging and fellowship to take into the future. But, we have to admit, that melody is really sad.

Reba, along with Brooks & Dunn, return to Vegas for a new run of shows at Caesars Palace in May of 2016.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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