These fans were in for quite the surprise when Reba rocked a roof in downtown Nashville ABC screenshot
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One of the most fun things about CMA Awards week is that nearly every country star is in town for various events surrounding the big night. That also means that they can show up just about anywhere… and they do!

Even the legendary Reba McEntire.

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Hold on though, let us set this up for you. “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts was in town to shoot “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards,” a CMA preview featuring performances from some of country music’s hottest stars.

Several of country music’s favorite acts, including Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and Hunter Hayes, performed over the course of the hour-long event, and historic footage from the CMA Awards was featured alongside an interview from Dolly Parton. However, it was when CMA nominees Cassadee Pope and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott took the Tootsie’s stage in downtown Nashville to perform Reba McEntire’s hit “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” that things quickly went off the rails.

After each of the girls had taken a verse and chorus, the packed house roared with delight as Reba herself stepped up on the stage to take a turn at her own sassy single. Of course, nobody looked as if they were having more fun than gorgeous ginger who will also take part in Wednesday night’s award show.

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Robin couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask Reba about the red dress she wore at the 1993 CMA Awards that had tongues wagging. “I got off stage and Daddy asked me, ‘Reba, did you have that dress on backward,’” Reba laughed.


To watch the full performance of Reba surprising the Tootsie’s crowd, click here. And tune in to the CMA Awards at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 on ABC to see what the superstar wears this year!

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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