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Reba McEntire

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Biography

Reba McEntire in April 2010

Source: Wikipedia

Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band,1 on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee. She signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983.

Fact file

  • Born: Reba Nell McEntire March 28, 1955 (age 63)McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S.
  • Education: Kiowa High School
  • Alma mater: Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Occupation: Singersongwriteractressrecord producer
  • Years active: 1975–present
  • Spouse(s): Charlie Battles(m. 1976div. 1987)Narvel Blackstock(m. 1989div. 2015)
  • Children: Shelby Blackstock
  • Genres: Country
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Labels: MercuryMCA NashvilleStarstruckValoryNash Icon
  • Associated acts: Red SteagallPake McEntireSusie McEntireBrooks & DunnKelly ClarksonLinda Davis
  • Website: www.reba.com

Read more about Reba McEntire at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Country heart: How Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert and other superstars give back
USA Today Music, 2019-08-30 11:03:11
Country music stars like Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley all play an active role to give back to their community.        

CMA Awards analysis: 'GIRL' power on the rise as women make country music in-roads
USA Today Music, 2019-08-29 14:40:13
Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will host the 53rd CMA Awards 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 on ABC.        

Where are all the women in country music? At 2019 CMA Awards, they'll be hosting
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-08-19 23:51:43
Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will host the annual CMA Awards, amid controversy over the lack of female artists on country radio

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