She’s an iconic country redhead whose down-home style conceals a savvy head for business. With great foresight early in her career, Reba McEntire went on to megastardom. She made a name for herself in music, film, and television, and won about every award one can. But on the award she most recently won, she gave away all the credit.
The Dove Awards
It’s difficult to believe Reba could garner yet another award. Not because she isn’t deserving, but because she already won almost all of them. However, she can add a new one to the list.
Her new faith-based album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope, just won a Dove Award for Bluegrass/County/Roots Album of the Year. Now in its 48th year, the Dove Awards honor “outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music.”
This certainly isn’t the first time Reba’s been on top. It is, however, her first time at the top of the Christian charts. The album also took the No. 1 spot on the Country Albums chart.
But this time, she isn’t taking the credit.
Giving the Credit to God
Country Rebel quoted Reba on her feelings about the album. She said she liked the idea but wasn’t sure about the timing. So she prayed about it and started when the time was right.
She acknowledged that the album helped her heal from some tough experiences in her life, like the recent passing of her father and her divorce. Reba also said that she hoped the album could help others, just as it had her.
Thus, when she received the Dove Award, she didn’t take the credit.
Nashville Country Daily reported her response: “It’s not mine. It’s God’s. I’ll give him all the glory and put it up on the mantle, 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.”