He sat down (literally, on the floor) with his wife Nicole Kidman and their two daughters Faith Margaret and Sunday Rose to make an artsy black-and-white video for Reba’s #PrayForPeace song. It shows all four making the song’s prayer-hands-to-peace-signs gesture.
Reba said on her Facebook page she’s never worked on a song for so long.
“The idea to write the song ’Pray for Peace’ came to me last year as I was walking on our place in Gallatin, Tennessee,” she said. “For days, I’d sing, ’Pray for Peace,’ over and over. It wasn’t until several months later did the other parts start to fall in place — some, not until we got into the studio to record it.
“I feel this song is a gift from God. I have never worked on a song as long as this one. It went from a bass drum, fiddle and singers to guest artist singing with me, adding more instruments and even a choir and a bagpipe,” Reba said. “It’s an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love.”
“Thank you all so much for commenting on the song and video. I pray it touches your heart as much as it does mine,” she said.
She also told People magazine that even though she didn’t intend to make this song a political one, the timing makes it feel that way.
“We had no way of knowing what would be happening in the world when we decided to release the video this week,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and families of the Malaysian Airlines flight as we continue to pray for peace.”