The song features Kelly Clarkson, amongst many others, and has received support from numerous fellow stars, including Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and Rhett Walker Band.
"The idea to write the song 'Pray for Peace' came to me last year as I was walking on our place in Gallatin, [Tennessee]," McEntire wrote in a Facebook post. "For days I'd sing, 'pray for peace,' over and over. It wasn't until several months later did the other parts start to fall in place. Some, not until we got into the studio to record it."
After releasing the song Monday morning, McEntire’s “Pray for Peace” has already received over 60,000 “likes” on Facebook and more than 85,000 shares.
"I feel this song is a gift from God," McEntire said. "I have never worked on a song as long as this one. It went from a bass drum, fiddle and singers to guest artists singing with me, adding more instruments and even a choir and a bagpipe! It's an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love."
You can find the video here.
Fans can download the MP3 file for free by visiting the singer’s website.
McEntire hails from McAlester, Oklahoma.