This is not a compilation of old recordings. Reba Duets was made from scratch with the idea of releasing a fresh collection of songs sung with artists whom Reba McEntire appreciates and admires. "When You Love Someone Like That" sets an amorous tone for this album, with McEntire and LeAnn Rimes belting it out like their lives depended on it. "Because Of You" with Kelly Clarkson is a passionate duet that dares to push beyond the boundaries of country music. Justin Timberlake's impassioned parts on "The Only Promise That Remains" helps make this song a haunting standout.