Reba McEntire Revives Classic Hit ‘Fancy’ at 2019 CMA Awards [WATCH]
Reba McEntire revisited one of her biggest career hits during her performance at the 2019 CMA Awards. The country icon shared the song "Fancy," an early '90s hit that has become one of McEntire's signature songs.
McEntire's dynamic performance featured not one, but two stunning costume changes. The song opened with McEntire wearing a long-sleeved purple ensemble; but as soon as she sang the opening lines of the first chorus, she tore it off to reveal a gorgeous, sleeveless red dress. It wasn't that red dress, but still: a red dress nonetheless.
Still, the initial red dress was not long for the stage, as McEntire soon shed it to reveal her final outfit: a ravishing, glittering red jump suit with wide legs and a plunging neckline. Say what you will about Reba: she knows how to rock red. As the song ended, McEntire smiled and blew kisses to the crowd, which giving her a standing ovation.
"Fancy" was initially released in 1991 and quickly became a major hit for McEntire. The track, originally written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, tells of a woman whose mother brings her daughter into prostitution as a means of escaping poverty. The iconic song was also recently covered by Sam Hunt during the 2019 CMA Artists of the Year ceremony.
At the 2019 CMA Awards, McEntire joined Dolly Parton as guest co-hosts of the show, alongside longtime show co-host Carrie Underwood. The decision to select McEntire, Parton and Underwood as hosts of the event coincides with CMA's promise to celebrate the genre's most legendary female artists during the show. The broadcast opened with an all-female performance featuring McEntire, Parton, Underwood, Martina McBride, the Highwomen, Sara Evans and Gretchen Wilson, among others.
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