Reba McEntire marks one-year anniversary of mother’s death with emotional song and video

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire released the emotional song and video “You Never Gave Up on Me” earlier this week to mark a special and solemn occasion: the one-year anniversary of her mother’s death.

Jacqueline McEntire —  the matriarch of a close-knit southeastern Oklahoma ranch and rodeo family — died March 14, 2020, from cancer. The Stringtown resident was age 93. 

“I know she’s still not giving up on me. Thank you Mama,” Reba posted on Facebook this week as a tribute to her late mother. 

In addition, the country music star also marked on Facebook this week the 30th anniversary of the devastating plane crash that killed seven of her band members and her tour manager. They died on March 16, 1991, when the plane meant to take them from San Diego, California, to Fort Wayne, Indiana, crashed shortly after takeoff. 

“No matter how long ago a tragedy happened and no matter how much time goes by after losing people we love … the anniversaries of losing them still sting and memories come rushing in,” she wrote on Facebook, sharing photos of those who were lost in the tragedy. 

“Praying for peace today along with all the families of Chris Austin, Kirk Cappello, Joey Cigainero, Paula Kaye Evans, Jim Hammon, Terry Jackson, Tony Saputo and Michael Thomas.”

Reba and Carrie Underwood sing with ‘Still Woman Enough’ with Loretta Lynn

Hear country music legend Loretta Lynn sing the title track to her new album “Still Woman Enough” accompanied by Oklahoma natives Reba and Carrie Underwood, who wax eloquently (and sometimes emotionally) about Lynn’s influence in this behind-the-scenes video: 

Lynn — who is set to turn 89 on April 14 — releases today “Still Woman Enough,” her 50th studio album, via Legacy. Along with Carrie and Reba, the 13-track celebration of women in country music also features Margo Price and Tanya Tucker. 

Oklahoma City indie rockers Lunar Division release today their snazzy new EP "Moon Rose" on all digital streaming platforms.

OKC indie rockers Lunar Division shine on new EP ‘Moon Rose’

Oklahoma City indie rockers Lunar Division release today their snazzy new EP “Moon Rose” on all digital streaming platforms. 

The five-track alternative rock collection practically shimmers with hooks and nostalgia, making it an ideal EP to take you into the first weekend of spring.