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-- -- Yeah now from home on -- Yeah -- into Reba McEntire latest single strange.
33 number one hits two -- 07 CMA awards.
And brand new album released just today keep on loving you Reba McEntire is a legend in the country music business.
In business in general and she joins us now from Nashville Tennessee bravest -- greater -- here thank you so months.
My pleasure good morning again good morning -- you -- -- this the first solo album you've done in six years that it in those six years have you changed as an artist.
As a performer I think one of the words you news recently was you're more often -- what does that mean.
Little more authentic well I don't really know that -- Yeah -- that you -- you have more comfortable.
And my own skin and I you know you mature.
Happy what you're doing I was still in the television show in Los Angeles and love and that 3-D TV show.
And then this album coming back into it of course two years ago I did the duet album with -- -- France.
And that was a lot of fun but to get to come back and do an album just myself singing with the musicians have been a wonderful time of the studio.
And I'm really curious to see what the fans real thing about this new album.
And abandon our looking forward to getting the go tour with this album and put animals -- and -- what fans think Louisville last.
Well there's not to know what you know so big it was off yesterday she supposed to be off tomorrow she came -- -- to watch take a forty weekend and she said because you were on the show.
That's -- -- that's true story s.'s latest thank thank you very much so I but I wanna get to the business side a little bit if we -- Fox Business you you left your longtime record label.
-- -- the new label reunited you with one of your friends and I guess co creators of a lot of lot of great music.
Why make -- change at this point.
Well -- record contract at the time was up.
And I wanted to go back with Scott was shed and he had formed a new record label called.
Valerie music company and Scott and I had worked mini mini singles together.
And over in CA and a lot of his team that worked with before and I thought it was time to reenact the the team -- altogether.
Meaning -- was sealed.
And it's been a lot of fun world the second single already off this new album and having a blast with it.
-- not just an artist but you're businesswoman and decide the pre sell this album won't QBC what made you decide to do that how to go.
Well -- -- you have to sign every -- -- possible because we found out that about 50% of our.
Don't have a computers at their home.
So what we need to do is you know we're rely a lot -- now only downloading off accidents in downloading using computers.
Instead of -- our regular stores or people used to go in and back.
So we have to -- every avenue possible to get these this product out to our fans.
And I thought QVC was wonderful idea when they brought it up to me it went really well.
We got to perform six or seven Barbara brand new songs off the album.
Write their own television it was a great promotional.
Creative idea thought it was a huge success.
We talk a lot about apple as a company.
How -- apple and its iTunes store changed the way that you do your business how's it changed music.
Well -- changed in the way as well but for me it's it's accessibility.
I can sit down and my computer and act in order.
You know fifty dollars worth of music whether it's downloading albums are downloading singles and -- go back to songs I listen to when I was eight years old.
Or current songs that are out now and of all Saunders of music.
Easier for me.
To -- music now than it ever has been before but just downloading it and have -- Iraq buried in at your fingertips.
Instead -- -- of accessibility.
-- the hallmark of not just your career but country music in general is staying connected to the fans.
And how do you stay in touch with them -- relate -- them because.
They -- you look at you go and you have everything you've got every day how do you relate to them.
It's very -- African a very X.
A person that they can talk to.
Cadillac to Twitter.
Add -- -- blogs and making goal London and listen that they can respond to my -- is also.
And I get a big kick out election and listen in to their reading their responses.
And apple always -- that does pretty accessible to the fans so.
It's just increased it it's gotten better by all the modern technology that we have today and we just said.
Mandela last week Gloria and I'm sure you're heard of them up and coming in country group.
What -- what what advice do you have not only for artists but anybody out there that is looking to stop these you -- business you Ari -- So what what's the best advice you can give people out there that are trying to either grow their brand their business the small business -- that.
Be sure what you want to get into following your dreams but it's it'll work out don't -- -- -- You know -- -- you have to make a living but you know it does take time it takes a lot of hard work.
Be sure that's what you -- do get in -- market tail end off that's what I've always done.
And -- surround yourself with wonderful people who are smarter than you -- -- is great to say I wish we had more time with you but I'm glad we had time that we did Reba McEntire was not -- thank you very much laughs ledger rave best luck with the new album keep on loving you end stores.
Today we have -- -- well thank you.
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