Reba McEntire’s first-ever duet with Dolly Parton — a new version of Reba’s 1993 single “Does He Love You” — has been released. The collaboration is part of McEntire’s box set Revived Remixed Revisited. Revived Remixed Revisited features some of the biggest hits throughout McEntire’s career, represented in three themed discs. You can head here to buy/stream Revived Remixed Revisited.
In an interview with Billboard, Reba said of her and Dolly: “How have we not done one? Every time I’d hear Dolly doing a duet with somebody else, I would get a little sad or a little jealous, like, ‘I want to do a duet with Dolly.’ Everything happens for a reason and timing is everything. So it worked out perfectly.” Reba’s original version of “Does He Love You” was a No.1 hit in November 1993 as a duet with Linda Davis, spending 20 weeks on Billboard’s country bestsellers. The new version is produced by Dave Cobb, and Reba shared: “The way that Dolly and I approached it, it’s like confrontation on Valium. It‘s kind of like, ‘I know you. You know me. We’re adults.’ Whereas when I did it with Linda, that was mid-90s, and it was like catfight city. Now it’s like, ‘I don’t like him. Do you like him? You can have him.’ So it was totally different. It was confrontation, but not hatred.
You can take a look at the video for Dolly and Reba’s version of “Does He Love You” – here. Next up, Reba is due to rejoin Brooks & Dunn at their Together In Vegas residency, for a final run starting on December 1 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
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