Reba McEntire’s “Pray for Peace” Initiative Reaches Keith Urban and More, Video Released
Fans answer call to prayer.
It all began as a song idea that came to Reba McEntire during a walk at her Tennessee home last year, and it has blossomed into a national country music movement
“For days I’d sing, ‘Pray for Peace,’ over and over,” wrote Reba on Facebook of the mantra-like refrain in “Pray for Peace.” “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 [artists] singing with me, adding more instruments and even a choir and a bagpipe! It’s an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love.”
In May, Reba sent out a request to her fans, asking them make videos of themselves praying for peace in places where viewers could see where they are in the world. And fans, including country stars Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Krystal Keith and others, have responded.
Watch Reba’s video for “Pray for Peace” below, as well as clips sent by her fellow performers.