In 2017, Reba McEntire celebrated her 40th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. McEntire performed her 1993 single “Does He Love You.” She is seen wearing an all-black outfit that glitters. In a few minutes, McEntire was joined by Carrie Underwood on stage. The two performed a duet that’s incredible and breathtaking. Their voices perfectly blend well together.
Here’s a video of two of country music’s greatest singers.
How Reba McEntire Recorded “Does He Love You”
Billy Stritch, one of the songwriters, first recorded the song. It was written in a way that other members of his group could sing it too. “Does He Love You” was first given to Barbara Mandrell, but she turned it down. Therefore, the song came into McEntire’s hands. She was supposed to record the song with Wynonna Judd, but Judd wasn’t interested in recording the song because of its highly sensitive topic. McEntire ended up recording the song with her first choice, Linda Davis.
The Song’s Chart Performance
The single reached the top of both the US and Canadian country charts. Moreover, it also secured positions on the UK, Australian, and Swedish charts. Aside from entering various charts, and securing the top spot, “Does He Love You” won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. It also brought home the CMA’s Vocal Event of the Year.
Her Successful Album
McEntire’s single came from her second compilation album Greatest Hits Volume Two. Ten songs were included on her album, two of which were newly recorded songs. The compilation album reached the top of the country album chart and secured the number five spot on the Billboard 200. Greatest Hits Volume Two was five times platinum-certified by RIAA and is also her most successful album.
The Song’s Content
The song tells the story of two women in love with a single man. They are in competition with one another, and they’re trying to prove who the man loves the most.
But does he love you
(Does he love you)
Like he loves me?
(Like he loves me?)
Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire