Reba McEntire is back with “Love Somebody,” her first album in five years. McEntire co-produced the album with several partners, including Tony Brown, James Stroud, and Doug Sisemore. She shrewdly surrounded herself with some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters — and, more importantly, some of the best, including Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Lori McKenna — resulting in her freshest sounding release in some time.
On the 12-track collection — 14 if you buy it at Target — the Oklahoma native touches on all the topics and styles that helped to make her a country music legend. She manages to keep her hand in the contemporary game without it feeling too much like she is pandering to current trends.