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Reba McEntire, Linda Davis Reunite for ‘Does He Love You’ at the Ryman

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Reba McEntire was joined by an old pal for her Feb. 15 performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Linda Davis surprised the audience when she walked onstage to join McEntire for their classic duet “Does He Love You.”

The two women performed the ballad starting from opposite ends of the stage and then met in the middle for an epic diva finish. The crowd clearly loved seeing the dynamic duo team up again for the unforgettable 90s country hit.

Written by Billy Stritch and Sandy Knox, “Does He Love You” is a conversation between a scorned wife and a mistress. The song went to No. 1 in 1993. It was McEntire’s 18th No. 1 hit and the first for Davis. The song won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration and a Country Music Association award for Vocal Event of the Year.

Two more powerhouse vocalists joined McEntire for her Ryman performance. Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson also joined the singer onstage for more duet greatness. McEntire and Clarkson once performed “Does He Love You” together during a 2002 broadcast of American Idol, but it’s great to see the original team slay this love triangle’s lament.

Watch McEntire and Davis’ performance below.

On Feb. 3, McEntire released Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope, an album of the singer’s gospel favorites released on Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. McEntire’s first release from the album is “Back to God,” co-written by Randy Houser and Dallas Davidson. Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson also appear on the record, backing up McEntire on “Softly and Tenderly.”

When she’s not busy singing, McEntire is busy working on her newest television role. The singer-turned-actress will appear in an upcoming ABC drama from Desperate Housewives-creator Marc Cherry. The southern-fried soap opera will feature McEntire as a Kentucky sheriff.

McEntire will also appear in an upcoming PBS documentary Patsy Cline: American Masters to discuss the impact of the legendary singer.

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Reba McEntire, Linda Davis Reunite for ‘Does He Love You’ at the Ryman