Reba McEntire drops new single 'Softly and Tenderly' from her faith-based album

Reba McEntire just dropped a new single off of her upcoming LP Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, a two-disc set coming February 3rd.

The singer and actress enlisted the help of her good friend Trisha Yearwood and daughter-in-law, Kelly Clarkson, for the debut single "Softly and Tenderly," but the whole album is a family and friend affair.

McEntire debuted the new project on Thursday and revealed that the gospel album was co-produced by Rascal Flatts' member Jay DeMarcus and band leader/musical director Doug Sisemore in DeMarcus' home studio. McEntire's mother and sisters of the Oklahoma-born superstar join her on the album.

The first single has gospel roots and McEntire soulfully sings about Jesus alongside Clarkson and Yearwood. During the difficult past couple of years where McEntire and her husband of 26 years, Narvel Blackstock, split, McEntire says she turned to her faith.

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PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 28: Reba McEntire arrives at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Honoree Reba McEntire poses with the NASH Icon Award in the press room during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
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NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Reba McEntire accepts the Nash Icon Award at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and Kelly Clarkson perform at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Recording artist Miranda Lambert, honoree Reba McEntire and recording artist Kelly Clarkson perform onstage during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and Kelly Clarkson perform at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Reba McEntire during a press conference announcing the Reba, Brooks and Dunn 'Together In Vegas' residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on December 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: (L-R) Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire and Kix Brooks during a press conference announcing their 'Together In Vegas' residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on December 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Reba McEntire (L) and Narvel Blackstock attend a private sunset reception at Minerva Beach celebrating Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation And The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 5, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Ronnie Dunn and Reba McEntire perform onstage during the white party dinner hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli celebrating Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation And The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 5, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 13: Country Music Hall of Fame Member Reba McEntire talks and does a Q & A with Middle school students from Nashville, during the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Presents All Access: Reba McEntire at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 13, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 06: Reba McEntire performs on stage during Keith Urban's Fifth Annual 'We're All 4 The Hall' Benefit Concert at the Bridgestone Arena on May 6, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 12: Emcee Reba McEntire speaks onstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XX held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on April 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
KELLY CLARKSON'S CAUTIONARY CHRISTMAS MUSIC TALE -- Pictured: (l-r) Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA, OK - MAY 29: In this handout photo provided by NBC, Reba McEntire performs during the Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert held at the Chesapeake Arena on May 29, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/NBC via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 19: Reba McEntire performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 19, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 23: Singer Reba McEntire attends Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Moore/Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Musician Reba McEntire attends the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
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"I have a long list and so many questions for God. Why did this happen? And how did you allow that?" she said in an interview with Taste of Country. "Over the last two years I've been going through a divorce. God's way is the best way. And it seems to me that Narvel is happier and I'm in a really good state of mind. It's taken me this time to pull through why and how. And there's been a lot between us and I believe that to forgive is easier than forget."

"I can never forget some of what he did," the superstar revealed. "But going on with life is what's really important. And my faith helped me with that. I think about what God wants me to do. I focus on that. Faith is really important. It keeps me sane and it keeps me hopeful."

Listen to Reba's new single right here:

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