The lingering fear the person you love the most can leave you at any moment for someone else can be one of the most agonizing feelings in the world. Telling the heartbreaking tale of a woman’s ultimate fear becoming a reality, Reba McEntire delivers tears with her critically acclaimed “Whoever’s In New England.”
The video for her heart-wrenching country song features an aching Reba at home alone, stricken with anxiety as her husband week after week leaves to Boston “each time duty calls.” When it seems as if all hope is lost for her husband to remain her own, he has a change of heart and leaps back into her waiting arms.
“When whoever’s in New England is through with you/ And Boston finds better things to do,” sings the heartbroken country singer. “You know it’s not too late ’cause you’ll always have a place to go/ When whoever’s in New England’s through with you.”
“Whoever’s in New England” was released in 1986 as the premiere single for her album of the same name. The No.1 hit is widely considered her signature song in addition to her breakthrough single.
You can watch the heartbreaking video below.