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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 legend Reba McEntire reflects on road to Kennedy Center Honors
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-12-13 14:32:52
Reba McEntire joined a prestigious group of artists who were celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors. She is the only female country artist to have a No. 1 singer in each of the past four decades. Norah O'Donnell spoke with her in Nashville where she recorded her first album decades ...

Reba McEntire reflects on the tragedies and triumphs of her 40-year career
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-12-13 13:04:16
To see how she ?became a queen of country music you need to go back to Chockie, Oklahoma, and the lessons learned on her family's ranch

George H.W. Bush funeral: Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire pay tribute with classic songs
USA Today Music, 2018-12-06 18:09:10
The Thursday funeral for George H.W. Bush was attended by a number of the former president's favorite artists, including Reba McEntire and the Oak Ridge Boys.         

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