Hello all! Welcome to the new feature Sunday Morning Time Capsule which will be a weekly feature here at Critically Country. In this feature I will do a throwback spotlight on a song, album or subject. I say spotlight instead of review because I won’t be giving grades for this feature just discussing the piece of work. Nostalgia can be a powerful thing so hopefully you all enjoy this piece as much as I do. I am happy to take requests for the Time Capsule if you have any so speak up if you do.
Last week the Sunday Morning Time Capsule took us back to 2010 for Dierks Bentley’s fantastic bluegrass song “Draw me a Map.” This week we go back a little further in time to 1993 for a duet with Reba and Linda Davis called “Does He Love You.” This song was the first single off of Reba’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 album and was a number 1 hit on billboard in addition to winning awards at the Grammy’s and CMA’s.
This is a classic country love triangle song. Reba plays the role of the other woman while Linda Davis plays the role of the wife. They both know what is going on yet neither of them can let the man go because they believe that he loves them greatly. He divides up his time between the two women often giving his days to his wife and his nights to the other woman. They both ask the rhetorical question of whether he loves the other woman as much as he loves them. Vocally the two women sound absolutely fantastic on this record which should come as no surprise.