Reba McEntire revealed a new recording contract with Nash Icon Music during a radio interview on Tuesday morning (Oct. 21).
Nash Icon is a new venture that gives a platform for well-established country artists to be heard — with new music in particular. The brand is a collaboration between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media, which owns radio stations primarily in midsize and smaller markets.
McEntire stated she has recorded 11 songs already, with three more she wants to cut. She’s been working with producers Tony Brown and James Stroud. No release date has been set.
“It’s been kind of a weird time in country music for females, I would say, and it’s in a trend now that I’m hoping is going to be more female-friendly, for personal reasons,” she told Blair Garner, host of America’s Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio program.
McEntire released her prior album, All the Women I Am, on Valory Music Co., an imprint of Big Machine. Her most recent No. 1 hit is “Turn On the Radio.”
Originally signed to Mercury Records, McEntire became a superstar during a 25-year tenure on MCA Nashville. She exited MCA in 2008 to sign with Valory. She has recorded extensively in the past with both Brown and Stroud.