Reba McEntire's Singing 'The Lord's Prayer' Still Gives Us Chills
Reba McEntire was part of the memorial service in Houston, Texas for former president George H. W. Bush last year. The singer performed "The Lord's Prayer" at the funeral service for Bush, who passed away on Nov. 30, 2018 at the age of 94.
"It was an honor and privilege to sing at President George H.W. Bush’s funeral this morning. He was a great friend and leader and I will never forget the time we shared together," McEntire wrote on her Facebook page.
McEntire was one of two country acts to perform during the memorial service for the 41st president. The Oak Ridge Boys, longtime friends of the late president, performed "Amazing Grace," fulfilling a promisethey made to Bush before his death.
"George Bush requested before he passed away that we sing 'Amazing Grace,' his favorite song, at his funeral," Oak Ridge Boysbandmember Richard Sterban told The Tennessean. "There's no way we wouldn't do it. He always taught us to do the right thing, and it is a tremendous honor. One final time here on this earth, we're going to sing it for him and we believe in our hearts we'll see him again one day and we'll sing it for him again."
The former president was an avid country music fan and a friend to many within the industry. In 1991, he became the first and only presidentto attend the CMA Awards. Several country stars, including McEntire, Brad Paisleyand Tim McGraw, took to social media share their condolencesand memories of the late Bush.