Country music legend Reba McEntire released yet another hit this week, her 26th album in a long line of successful efforts. The album, entitled All the Woman I Am, is an eclectic mix of songs that speaks of women falling in love. The title of the album refers to the many roles McEntire plays in her life: author, singer, mother, wife. The title also alludes to the many themes that McEntire touches on in the songs on the album. Now in her 50s, this type of song allows McEntire to reflect on the many roles, both personal and professional, that she has played in her life and that have brought her to where she is today.
An interesting song choice on the album is "If I Were a Boy," a song originally made famous by hip-hop sensation Beyonce. Each song has its own story and its own inspiration. "A Little Want To" is perhaps the most personal track on the album. McEntire infuses country and rock in this "go get 'em" song about chasing your dreams.
After four decades and 26 albums, she has proven that she has a power to continue as favorite of her fans. Just like her iconic red hair and thick Oklahoma accent, McEntire's talent as both a singer and songwriter will never fade.