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The official remix of “I’m A Survivor” off of legendary country music artist Reba McEntire’s ‘Revived, Remixed, Revisited’ is out today. Remixed by the first-ever black queer trans woman, LeahAnn Mitchell under the moniker Lafemmebear feels truly honored that a major country artist entrusted her in this remix of a song. Breaking country music boundaries, Lafemmebear has historically played a prominent production role earning her nods in major music publications.
LeahAnn "Lafemmebear" Mitchell states: "My mother was a single mom with two kids doing school and a full-time job while fighting breast cancer, and still she did whatever she could to better herself. We watched the Reba show and loved this song. So it just moved me deeply to get the opportunity to represent my momma, a strong Black woman, by reviving something so wonderful from such a passionate entertainer and legend like Reba. I'm extremely grateful."
Stream I'm a Survivor'' (Lafemmebear Remix from Reba McEntire's new reimagined collection of her most iconic songs, REVIVED REMIXED REMASTERED, available everywhere October 8th.
LeahAnn “Lafemmebear” Mitchell has long been featured and praised in the music industry for her talents as a musician, music producer, and sound engineer, having worked with major label studios and more recently as an independent artist under the moniker “Lafemmebear.” The arrival of her first indie release, Blaq* A Note to the World, showed that her sound has evolved into a genre-blending experience speaking to the trials of Black queer, trans femmes. The music video for the EP single "SHUTUP! (feat. Bella King)" premiered on Billboard.com in March of 2019; she subsequently became the first Black trans woman to headline the state of Utah's Pride Festival in June, performing original music to an audience of over 60,000. Her words and work have since been featured by The Guardian, MTV News, GLAAD, Queerty, Out.Tv Euro, and Autostraddle.
Her first full album, Blaq: the Story of Me, premiered Fall 2019 and is available on all platforms. She is composing, mixing, and sound designing part of the original score for Alice Sheppard and Kinetic Light’s new work WIRED. In 2020 she collaborated with PEG Records, and Dustin Ransom to co-write and produce the first mainstream Pop-R&B single “What You’re Looking For” for Rupaul’s Drag Race’s Peppermint. She and Peppermint later collaborated with Mila Jam in a remake of Sounds of Blackness' "Optimistic," an anthem for Trans Day of Remembrance 2020. In February 2021 she opened for Chika at Stanford University’s Black Love concert, premiering songs from her new EP titled My Blaq Feels.
About Reba McEntire
Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards, a GMA Dove Award and was a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and selling over 56 million albums worldwide. Reba recently earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. Reba’s Top 10 success spans across five straight decades and lands her alongside only George Jones, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton in the achievement. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba. Her brand partnerships include Dillard’s, REBA by Justin™ and she was named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in their celebrity colonel campaign. Last year, Reba launched her very first Spotify original podcast, Living & Learning with Reba McEntire, with guests including Dolly Parton, Leslie Jordan, Kristin Chenoweth and more as they explore a variety of topics including aging, cancel culture, dating and more. Reba recently released “Somehow You Do,” written by Diane Warren, and featured in the motion picture “Four Good Days” starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis.
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