Earlier this week, Reba McEntire (with the help of friends Ronnie Dunn, Kelly Clarkson, and Caroline Kole) released a video that immediately went viral, spreading a message of hope for a world of peace. #PrayForPeace was posted on Reba’s website and Facebook page, including a link for a free download of the song, and fans and other artists didn’t waste a minute before they jumped on board to help the Country Music Queen share her plea.
In making the #PrayForPeace video, over fifty fans submitted videos of themselves making a hand gesture, denoting the message “pray for peace.” Between the help from the fans, the respect commanded by Reba, and the beautiful meaning behind the song, the video garnered hundreds of thousands of Facebook shares.
The song is the first new music from the legendary singer since her 2010 All The Women I Am album and was a project in the making for quite some time. Reba took to Facebook to explain, “[t]he idea to write this song came to me last year as I was walking on our place in Gallatin, Tn. For days, I’d sing ‘Pray for Peace’ over and over….I feel this song is a gift from God. I have never worked on a song as long as this one.”
After the video’s release, celebrities, including, but not limited to, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Amy Grant, The Band Perry, Laura Bell Bundy, and Melissa Peterman all posted their own #PrayForPeace videos in support of Reba’s message. The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry also joined in to show their love for the movement.
Click here to check out Reba’s video, and also check out Nicole Piering’s post spotlighting other celebrities’ #PrayForPeace videos here. Additionally, you can watch below to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the viral #PrayForPeace video.
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