Back in 2007, country legend Reba McEntire debuted her widely successful "Duets" album, featuring collaborations with the likes of Don Henly, Justin Timberlake, Carole King, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney and Trisha Yearwood, to name a few.
In the clip below, producer/director Glenn Sweitzer went behind the scenes for the recording of Reba and Vince Gill's duet "These Broken Hearts". The footage Glenn shot would eventually be used to make a Country Music Television series, and can also be found online at freshfilms.
On writing "These Broken Hearts" Vince states he was interested in creating a story that captured the "spirit of a couple that wasn't going to make it but were still decent and kind to each other about it... 'time will mend these broken hearts again'."
Vince and Reba first met in 1983, when Vince was hired as a session guitarist for a Reba recording. Vince was enamored with her voice, and they reunited years later at a performance honoring Dolly Parton at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. It was at this event that Vince asked Reba is she would be interested in collaborating.
Years later, they're still making music together, and as you'll see in this clip, the duo share a unique and special friendship.
On collaborating with Reba, Vince says,
"She's a really good singer, that's a great start. But I also think she is a great person... she possesses what's lacking in a lot of young artists today... definition...You know when you turn on the radio, that familiarity in her voice... she's unique and it's her own. She's not ripping off everybody else, that's admirable. She possesses that thing which all artists should strive to be."
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