Which Reba McEntire Song Could Have Been Carrie Underwood’s?


It’s no surprise that songs get passed around in the music industry. A song could be written and handed to an artist, who then decides against recording it and then it becomes a huge hit for someone else.

Take George Strait, for example. He recently revealed that “Tennessee Whiskey” was originally offered to him, but he passed on it. The song later went to George Jones, who made it a huge hit.

Reba McEntire recently released her gospel album Sing It Now, and revealed to CMT’s Cody Alan that one of the songs almost went to Carrie Underwood

“‘God and My Girlfriends’ is a song I had for many years… and I was so afraid that Carrie Underwood was going to take it before I finally got to record it. [“God and My Girlfriends”] sounds like a Carrie song,” she told Alan.

It wouldn’t surprise us if Underwood actually did record “God and My Girlfriends”, seeing as Underwood has credited McEntire for inspiring her latest album, Storyteller. She even described her hit song “Church Bells” as “Fancy’s little sister“, referring to McEntire’s song “Fancy”.

Take a listen to McEntire performing “God and My Girlfriends” below. We could totally imagine Underwood singing this! Maybe there is a duet in the future. 

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