For the first time since it hit No. 1 in 1993, Reba McEntire's "Does He Love You" is back on the country charts. This time, Dolly Parton steps in for Linda Davis on a new version recorded for McEntire's "Revived Remixed Revisited" set.
McEntire's had hits with Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn and even recorded an entire album of duets. But she somehow has never managed to collaborate with Parton.
"It's amazing that we've never done a duet," McEntire recently told reporters. "We've never [sung] together. I've gone on programs to sing for her, and she's done that for me. But to never sing a song together is kinda weird."
The original "Does He Love You" video may be iconic, but the duo teamed up to shoot a new one that's equally intense.
"My favorite part ... was getting to visit with her in between," McEntire shared. "Second was singing with her. But to get to hang out and just visit like girlfriends was so much fun."
"But I love the acting," she added. "We got to play act like we were women at odds and not liking each other. And by the end we're like, 'Ah, you can have him! Thunder, I don't want him!'"
While this may be the first time McEntire and Parton have recorded together, they're hoping it won't be the last.
"We did talk about doing more stuff together," McEntire said. "And I hope that happens because I'd love to work with her. She's a professional, she's fun, she's funny, she's witty. I can [sit] and listen to her talk all day long."
For now, McEntire "can't wait" for the chance to stage the duet live with Parton.
"I think that would be so much fun," she said. "I think the fans would love it, eat it up."