If I Were A Boy

Album: All the Women I Am (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • Reba first performed her cover of Beyoncé's hit on CMT's Unplugged television program on June 18, 2010. In late 2010, she recorded a studio version for her album All the Women I Am then subsequently released it as the second single from the record.
  • Reba admitted in an interview with Jam! Music that she wasn't familiar with the tune, prior to recording it. "When I got the song and the lyrics, I thought it was an incredible song," she said. "And, to me, it turned out to be a country song, when we got our instrumentation on it and everything. And some people go, 'Well, why in the world would you do a pop song?' I just think music is music. You've got good and you've got bad, and I try to stay on the good side."
  • The song may seem an unlikely choice for the Country star, but McEntire insisted to The Boot it fits perfectly on All the Women I Am: "Every song on the album portrays a different story for each woman in the song," she explained. "There's a lot of women in here [pointing to herself]. Different personalities, different things, different hats I wear throughout the day."

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