After WEEKS Of RUMORS, REBA McENTIRE Just Made A SHOCKING ANNOUNCEMENT …

PAT BATEMAN – In an extremely touching and personal interview, Reba McEntire held back tears while she shared a side of her soul very few have seen. It was so powerful i can not stop my own tears from flowing!  Wow.

From her first solo album in 1977, Reba McEntire has inspired tens of thousands of people using her soulful voice and powerful country songs.

However, there is a side of Reba that most will never know.
Raised in Oklahoma, reba and her 3 siblings were often singing in the car with their mom. They did a lot of driving, which correlated to a lot of singing.

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Because Reba’s Daddy was a World Champion Steer Roper the family traveled a lot.

RoperSince Reba shared her Father’s love for horses she always considered herself a ‘Country Girl’.Reba-Horse-2

Just like any real daddy’s girl, Reba brought her dad to Europe and Australia, she even referred to him as her ‘biggest supporter’.

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There’s something very special about the bond  a kind-hearted father and his accomplished daughter share. Reba and her father were and always will be a beautiful example of this.

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Recently, Reba was forced to let go. When she lost her father, her rock– She wanted to give honor where honor was due, and she did the only way she knew how — through song.

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Choking back tears Reba shared the emotional journey which inspired her latest song, Just Like Them Horses :

“When my producer Tony Brown heard it [‘Just Like Them Horses’], he loved it so much, that he insisted on putting it on the album. It made both – the album and Daddy’s funeral.

I got the idea for the video one day and knew it was going to be the most meaningful heartfelt video I’d ever do. We shot the entire video in Chockie, OK on the McEntire home-place. Those old hills mean a lot to me. I lived there 21 years and they still call me back time after time.

This is a song about goodbye, closure and letting go. Mama had to be in the video. She was and still is the glue to our family. Without a doubt, the ranch wouldn’t be what it is today without her. She was the partner, bookkeeper, #1 hired hand, cook, my best friend and as I said, the glue. So many times things could have gone south but she held us all together.

I dedicate this video to Daddy. His life was horses, cattle, land, rodeo and business. Daddy did a lot of traveling in his life. When he wasn’t rodeoing or buying cattle, he was working hard on the ranch. I took him to Europe and Australia. On one of those trips he said, “If I ever get home, I’m not gonna go past the mail box.”

The best line of the song is, ‘Just like them horses, now it’s time to run.’ He did. He ran all the way to heaven. Just like them horses.”

The firs time I heard these lyrics, I couldn’t stop the tears. The song is just is beautiful.

Below you can catch Reba’s emotional tribute to her deceased father in this new song, ‘Just Like Them Horses’:

Just how beautiful was that? I’m certain Papa McEntire is looking down from heaven smiling — No question he is very proud. Reba, Thank you for sharing this powerful track and the super emotional story behind its creation. This is beyond beautiful.

Please take a second to share if you can also relate to Reba and her father’s mutual love, and are grateful for your bond too. Thank God for all the great dads out there!

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW!

Just Like Them Horses

She held him close, then she kissed his face
He said it just has to be this way
Yours is the heart I’ll always keep
I’m not gone even if I leave

If you love me, don’t you be afraid
To look in my eyes and open up the gate
Then watch me ride beneath a newborn sun
Just like them horses
When it’s time to run

He said, Rocky Mountain is calling me
Gonna take a walk up where I can sing
Turn and face that western wind
Oh, and I’ll be home again

If you love me, don’t you be afraid
To look in my eyes and open up the gate
Then watch me ride beneath a newborn sun
Just like them horses
When it’s time to run

Oh, just like them horses

She held his hand, he took one last breath
Then she walked out to the front porch step
Stared at the sky, tears on her face
And she swore she could hear him say

If you love me, don’t you be afraid
To look in my eyes and open up the gate
Then watch me ride beneath a newborn sun
Just like them horses
When it’s time to run

Just like them horses
When it’s time to run
When it’s time to run
When it’s time to run

Now it’s time to run

Just like them horses, ooh
Just like them horses
Oh, now it’s time to run