Reba McEntire's iconic status is renewed on Keep On Loving You, a confident statement from a legendary player still on top of her game. Produced by the stalwart Tony Brown and Mark Bright, the album offers a strong batch of tunes in a contemporary (but not excessively trendy) sonic setting. Reba’s ability to embody both devastating heartbreak and defiant self-liberation is on full display here. “Just When I Thought I’d Stopped Loving You” and “But Why” are country arias in the classic McEntire mode, while “She’s Turning 50 Today” celebrates life’s second chances. She lets loose with her patented sass on “Strange,” “Pink Guitar” and especially “Nothing to Lose” (a full-throttle rockabilly number). The poignant “Eight Crazy Hours (In the Story of Love)” and the dramatic “Maggie Creek Road” are the sort of exquisitely-detailed narratives that Reba has always excelled at, and her Oklahoma-seasoned phrasing and powerhouse delivery show no sign of wear after 30-plus years of recording.