Reba McEntire gave all the credit to God with her recent victory at the “48th Annual Dove Awards,” the Christian music industry’s answer to the CMA or Grammy Awards. Reba performed her song, “Back to God,” on the Oct. 17 show and walked away with the Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year trophy for her faith-based project, “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope.”
During her acceptance speech, Reba grew emotional as she talked about the project.
She looked down at the trophy and said, “It’s not mine, it’s God’s. I’m gonna give him all the glory and put it up on the mantel and think of him every time I look at it because it is truly a blessing to get to sing songs that touch people’s heart. I’m just the conduit. I’m just the water hose. He lets me sing words that, if it touches my heart and I sing it, and it touches your heart, I’ve done my job. So, thank y’all so very much. God bless all of you.”
You’ll recognize Reba’s producer, Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus, taking the stage with her to accept the award. Reba also gave a shoutout to gospel group the Isaacs, who were also nominated in that category with an album of their own. The family group sings on Reba’s album on the hymn medley “In the Garden/Wonderful Peace.”
Next up, look for Reba to host the “CMA Country Christmas” coming up Nov. 27 on ABC. She just re-released a repackaged version of her 2016 Christmas album, “My Kind of Christmas,” featuring holiday collaborations with Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Darius Rucker.