Saturday, April 20, 2013

R is for Reba McEntire

Happy Saturday!

Today's inspiration comes from Reba McEntire. As a rule, I'm not a huge fan of country music. I love Johnny Cash and enjoy a few contemporary country artists, but I usually prefer listening to other types of music. However, the video I've chosen for today—"Because of You," a duet by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson—is one I can watch again and again. It's a beautiful song and a wonderfully done video, and I find it inspirational simply because I enjoy it so much.

How about you? Do you find any music videos inspirational? Are there any collaborations that you just love?


Lyrics here.

My daily haiku is up at the Pulitzer Remix site. You can find it here. Thanks again to everyone who has been reading and commenting. I'm grateful for your support!


Wishing you all a relaxing Saturday. ☺

58 comments:

  1. Im not a big country gal either but somehow Reba is different

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    1. I agree. There's just something about her that I like. She has that "best friend" quality about her.

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  2. I didn't know they did a music video together

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    1. Yes—and Kelly will be marrying Reba's stepson soon. :)

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  3. I also had never seen this collaboration. I rarely watch music videos anymore, which is odd because I really enjoy them!

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    1. I probably watch too many of them! What can I say? YouTube sucks me in. :)

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  4. lovely music! Thannks and here's some from our neck of the woods- good friends making wonderful music. Enjoy!

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  5. whoops ...helps to post the link:
    http://tomandleslie.wordpress.com/listen-2/

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    1. Thanks! I'm listening as I comment on blogs. Very nice. :)

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  6. I am not a real country music fan either, but I adore Reba McEntire because she strikes me as being genuine in a business where there is so much that is artificial.

    I'd never heart this song, but listening to it made me cry. It could well be my anthem too, and was for so very many years.

    My heart whispers this response, a prayer to The One I know has always loved me, and will always hold me up...

    Because of You I will learn to love again, because You love me;
    Because of You I will learn to trust, I know you will show me who I can;
    Because of You I will not let my past define me, I know that it is over;
    Because of You I will live my life with courage and self-respect,
    Because of You, and what You did for me, I know that I have been set free.

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    1. "Genuine" is a good word. I like that about her, too.

      Your response is beautiful.

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  7. I never liked Reba until I saw her live in a concert (we were given free tickets). That changed my entire attitude about her. This song is great - they sound great together. And it's better than Kelly's solo version.

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    1. I agree. Reba adds the 'something' that the song really needed. :)

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  8. Nice video but sad. Thanks for cheering me up with the harvest pine.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the haiku. Thanks!

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  9. Great R post.
    I don't really have any videos but I do strategically place songs on my iPod to coincide with the end of a run- I have Neil Diamond's Beautiful Noise at the end of my long runs...inspiring. The rest is all hard rock to fire me up.
    Happy A-Z Saturday!

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    1. Hard rock fires me up, too!

      Thanks! Have a great day.

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  10. I love this song and I didn't know that they did a duet with it. Beautiful and sad... wow. Thanks for sharing.

    My favorite duet is Rhianna and Maroon 5: If I Never See Your Face Again ~ from years ago....I've been in love with him forever. Hahahaha :)

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    1. I don't know that one, but I do know what you mean about Adam Levine. ;)

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  11. O god Johnny Cash was around when I was a kid not my cup of tea. Think you might be shocked to know i prefer Tecno and electronic music, must be because I used to love Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

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    1. Many people are shocked to find out that I love heavy metal, Ozzy Osbourne in particular. My students were flabbergasted to learn that their teacher loved Ozzy. :)

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    2. Ozzy does not live a million miles from me, Jordans which is in Buckinghamshire about an hour away. I preferred him in Black Sabbath

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    3. I might have to come and visit you. ;)

      I like him better solo. I stayed up way too late last night watching his videos.

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  12. Reba is awesome. Here is one of my favorite duets: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton singing Islands in the Stream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKtLN9yV-30

    Thanks so much, Dana, for stopping by to see my A-Z posts. Hope that you are having a great weekend.

    Kathy M.

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    1. I find a lot of writing inspiration in nature and always enjoy looking at your flower photos.

      I'm not familiar with that duet. I'll check it out. :)

      Happy weekend. ☺

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  13. I love the tv show Reba. Can I be a part of that family for just a day? That'd be fun.

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    1. I love it, too. Have you seen her new one, Malibu Country? It's great. :)

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  14. yeah love reba and she still looks just the same!

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  15. I'm a fan of Reba :) Growing up in music city, you're sort of exposed to country whether you like it or not. Thank goodness I like it!

    I love this duet so much. Their voices sound great together. I think my favorite is, and always will be, Jackson by Johnny and June Carter Cash :)

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  16. Reba. Looks like Mrs. Penwasser #1.
    If Mrs. Penwasser #1 was hit in the face with a 2 X 4.

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    1. Really? I always thought that Reba was attractive.

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  17. I loved the original and I've not hear this duet until now. Great choice and a new favorite of mine! :)

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  18. I've been finding inspiration in "I Gotta be Me" sung by Fin from, (I'm a bit embarrassed to admit) Glee. It's a great song though. : )

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  19. Good choice, Dana! I am a big fan of this video. I like Kelly's solo version as well. Recently, I've been inspired a lot by Loreena McKennit's music. Ethereal. The old rock group, Kansas, has some good inspirational tunes, as does John Mellencamp.

    Have a good remainder of the weekend. :-)

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    1. I love John Mellencamp!

      Thanks. Enjoy yours, too.

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  20. I have always been a REBA FAN, and now a Kelly Fan...thanks to your video's during this AtoZ. Thanks! Did you see the 'Who Do You Think You Are' segment of Reba's Family History? It was so interesting.

    My Letter 'R'...Rags to Riches
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Oh, I love Who Do You Think You Are?, and yes, I did get to see Reba's story. It was really fascinating!

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  21. first time I saw it and it was a good one I have noticed as I get older I don't listen to as much music as I once did maybe I should start again

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    1. I listen to it mostly when I'm in the car, but sometimes I'll go on video kicks where I'll spend half the night on YouTube. (Last night was one of those nights.) :)

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  22. I'm not too much of a Reba fan, but that was good.

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    1. I thought the video was nicely done. :)

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  23. Powerful video. Reba has a lot of talent.

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  24. I have fairly eclectic taste in music, but early Joni Mitchell stuff always moves me.
    Thanks for this stimulating post.

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    1. Glad you liked the post. Have a great Sunday. ☺

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  25. I got soooo excited when I saw the post was for Reba and the post was even better than I expected. I am a fan of (most) country music but I'm also a big fan of rock. There are a couple songs I think you might like, at least the meaning of, even if you aren't a fan of the genre or artists.

    Never Too Late by Three Days Grace
    Skin by Sixx Am
    Life Is Beautiful by Sixx Am

    (My list is about a million songs longer but I'll stop there. haha)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations! I like Three Days Grace, although I don't know that song. I've never heard of Sixx Am, but I'll check out their music. Yay! So excited to have something new to listen to. :)

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  26. Beautiful. Touching. Scary. Thanks for sharing this.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it. :)

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  27. I'm not a country fan either but I like this one. I like Kelly Clarkson too. And I love Reba's tv show in reruns. I just like Reba.

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    1. She seems like someone I could be friends with. ☺

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