Reba McEntire’s new double-disc album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, was released on Friday, and the Queen of Country Music is making her rounds to promote the collection of gospel tunes.
This morning, McEntire stopped by NBC’s The Today Show to perform tracks off the record. While there, Matt Lauer briefly spoke with McEntire and inquired about her first paid performance ever, and you may be shocked to find out that the wildly successful and decorated artist has come quite a long way since that fateful day.
McEntire explained that she was at one of her father’s gigs and her brother got to sing for the price of a quarter. His little sister wanted a piece of that pie as well, so she got up and sang “Jesus Loves Me” and was paid a whopping $0.25. Today, she performed on national television, likewise singing a gospel song, “Back to God,” that appears on her newest album (which also contains “Jesus Loves Me”), having a full circle moment while millions watched.
Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope is available on iTunes now.