Reba Recalls the Red Dress That Grabbed Headlines

She Guest Hosts CMT Hot 20 Countdown During "We Love Reba Takeover Weekend"

CMT honors the great Reba McEntire when “We Love Reba Takeover Weekend” launches Saturday (April 18). The two-day celebration will include a special concert featuring an outstanding lineup of her friends and her guest host spot on an all-new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

In honor of her latest hit single, “Going Out Like That,” Reba and CMT’s Cody Alan talked about her latest album, Love Somebody, and reminisced about her fashion choices through the years, including one of her most famous looks — the red gown she wore at the 1994 CMA Awards show.

“Linda Davis came out with me, and we were singing ‘Does He Love You,’” she recalled. “I came out in that dress and everybody went, ‘Gasp!’ And I thought, ‘Dang, I look good!’ I didn’t have any idea how low and revealing it was when I walked out onstage.

Reba lightheartedly confirmed that her father asked if the gown was mistakenly worn backwards.

She’ll be making another fashion choice when she takes the stage again Sunday night in Arlington, Texas, for the 50th annual ACM Awards. Don’t be surprised to hear her perform her latest single, “Going Out Like That,” during the event at AT&T Stadium.

“CMT We Love Reba Takeover Weekend” begins Saturday at 9 a.m. ET/PT with the special edition of Hot 20 Countdown.

CMT will present Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger, a one-hour special concert on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com. The event will feature music from Reba’s new album and performances from other BMLG artists including Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, the Eli Young Band and Maddie & Tae. and CMT.com. An encore airing is scheduled for Sunday at 8 a.m. ET/PT.

Throughout the weekend, both CMT and CMT Pure will air Reba’s entire video catalog including “Fancy,” “Consider Me Gone” and her current smash “Going Out Like That.”

The marathon of her best-loved episodes from Reba will also air Saturday from 1-8 p.m. ET/PT. Reba will rank her Top 10 quotes from the show on Facebook and via @CMT on Twitter.