Freedom

Album: Stronger than the Truth (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • This rousing Jay Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, John Pierce and Real Country winner Jaida Dreyer-penned song finds Reba McEntire recounting the trials of love.

    And I've never been to war before
    But your boots there on the floor
    Are proof that I've won the battle
    And all you had to give to me
    Was the gift of being free


    McEntire has finally found a man who gives her freedom after a series of bad relationships.
  • In 2015 Reba McEntire announced her separation from Narvel Blackstock after 26 years of marriage. She started dating Anthony "Skeeter" Lasuzzo in late 2017. The singer told Taste of Country that she loved "Freedom" immediately as she really appreciated the story of a woman holding onto true love like nothing else matters. "It's about this woman who's had bad relationships, bad luck in love and then she finds this one person," McEntire explained. "He gives her the freedom to love. He is the right person for her."
  • The version of "Freedom" that appears on Stronger Than the Truth is actually the very first take of the song that McEntire recorded.

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