Reba McEntire Encourages Fans To Read Her Story In Kristin Chenoweth's Empowering New Book

Reba McEntire and Brandi Carlile reflect on the time they had to fight for themselves in the essay collection, "My Moment: 106 Women On Fighting For Themselves."

Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth can now add "author" to her long-running list of titles. 

The thespian best known for her role as Annabeth Schott in NBC's "The West Wing" recently teamed up with writers Kathy Najimy, Linda Perry, Chely Wright, and Lauren Blitzer to release an inspiring page-turner, "My Moment: 106 Women On Fighting For Themselves." 

The hardcover is a collection of essays from a diverse group of empowering women, including country legend Reba McEntire and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. More than 100 women had a hand in cultivating the inspiring project. Each trailblazer reflected on a time in their life when they had to advocate for themselves. 

According to the book description, the body of work serves as "a natural extension of the #MeToo movement." 

The statement continued, "revealing the interior experience of women after they've inevitably been underestimated or hurt  – the epiphany that the world is different than they thought it to be – and how they've used this knowledge to make a change." 

The "Fancy" singer jumped on social media to promote the book and to express her gratitude. The enlightening post featured the hitmaker holding the novel with pride with a beaming smile.  

"I am honored to be a part of Kristin Chenoweth's powerful #MyMoment book featuring stories from amazing women like Kristin, Joanna Gaines, Brandi Carlile, and more!" she wrote. 

Bookworms ran to the comments to share their excitement and endless support. 

"I love this!! I can't wait to read it! We love a group of strong women," said a follower. "Love you reebs!!! 💪" wrote Chenoweth. "This is so awesome and so well deserved," said another. 

The essays touch upon various topics and are accompanied by black-and-white portraits of the resilient authors. McEntire did not reveal additional information regarding her inspiring story. Meanwhile, readers will hear from Gloria Steinem about her uneasy partnership with writer Terry Southern, Joanna Gaines dishes on her eye-opening move to New York City, and Maggie Smith talks about being a mother in corporate America. 

Chenoweth took to her personal Instagram account to showcase the cover and to ask book lovers to share a time they fearlessly stood up for themselves. 

"When was the first time YOU fought for yourself?" she said in the caption. "Hear the answer from 106 incredible women from all walks of life in #MyMoment. Beyond proud to have co-curated the contributed to this book."

To receive a copy of "My Moment: 106 Women On Fighting For Themselves" and learn from the influential women in country music, visit

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