With more than 90 hit singles to her credit, Reba McEntire is long overdue for the CD-boxed set treatment. That situation is remedied on October 21, with the release of '50 Greatest Hits,' a collection that covers nearly every one of the country superstar's albums, from 1984's 'My Kind of Country' to last year's million-selling 'Duets.'

Not represented in the upcoming three-disc retrospective, however, are McEntire's earliest hits for Mercury Records. She charted 20 times beginning in 1976, with 'I Don't Want to Be a One Night Stand,' which peaked at No. 88. She reached No. 1 on that label twice, with 'Can't Even Get the Blues' and 'You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving,' before being signed to MCA. Two of her earliest MCA hits, 'How Blue,' and 'Somebody Should Leave,' hit No. 1 back-to-back in 1985, and helped usher in her four-year winning streak as CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.

In addition to nearly two dozen No. 1 singles, sold-out tours, and numerous awards, McEntire went on to star on Broadway, and in several feature films and made-for-TV movies, as well as in her self-titled sitcom, which ran for six years and is still seen in syndication.

The liner notes for '50 Greatest Hits' were penned by McEntire herself.