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Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire credits her love of singing to her mother Jacqueline, who taught the future country star and her siblings to sing harmony together. As children, McEntire and two of her three siblings formed the Singing McEntires; they sang at rodeos and even released a song, “The Ballad of John McEntire,” on an indie label. A champion barrel racer at rodeos — her father Clark was a world champion steer roper — McEntire attended college for elementary education and may have become a teacher, if not for a chance encounter with country artist Red Steagall, who heard her sing the National Anthem at a rodeo and encouraged her to move to Nashville and pursue a career in country music instead. McEntire’s self-titled debut album was released on Mercury Records in 1977, but it wasn’t until her fourth single, “Sweet Dreams,” from her sophomore ‘Out of a Dream’ album, that McEntire entered the Top 20. She has released more than 40 albums and had 25 No. 1 songs; she’s also the only country female solo act to have a No. 1 hit in four straight decades. In 2014, McEntire was the first artist signed to the brand-new Nash Icon label. McEntire is also a seasoned actress: She starred in her own WB sitcom, ‘Reba,’ in the 2000s, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and she appeared on Broadway in ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ as Annie Oakley, in 2001, among other projects.

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Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock Are Separating

After 26 years of marriage, Reba McEntire and her husband Narvel Blackstock have announced their separation.

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26 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Hits No. 1 With ‘Cathy’s Clown’

Twenty-six years ago today (July 29, 1989) was a day of celebration for Reba McEntire. It was on this day that her single "Cathy's Clown" soared to the top of the charts.

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Friends in High Places: Country Stars With Their Famous Friends [PICTURES]

Garth Brooks may have "friends in low places," but for a number of country stars, their closest friendships are the exact opposite.

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Musical Smartypants: Country Singers Who Learned Before They Earned

"Stay in school!" Kids may roll their eyes at that oft-heard phrase as they argue with their parents that some of the wealthiest celebrities on the planet dropped out of school to start their careers early. But in the notoriously volatile entertainment business, no one can argue with having an education to fall back on.

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10 Essential Albums for Your Country Music Education

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News Roundup: Jake Owen Doesn’t Lose, Reba McEntire Sells California Home

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Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn Give Behind-the-Scenes Look at Las Vegas Residency [WATCH]

Wonder what it's like before Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn take the stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace? Get an inside look at how the country superstars prepare for their Las Vegas residency, which kicked off on Wednesday (June 24).

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Top 5 Country Music Albums of 2015 (So Far)

So far in 2015, there has been lots of new country music released to eager fans.

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Reba McEntire Brings ‘Going Out Like That’ to the 2015 CMT Music Awards

Reba McEntire is a country icon through and through, and it showed at the 2015 CMT Music Awards. She sang during the show for the first time in 10 years -- and, boy, were fans ready for her to come back.

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Reba McEntire Nabs Album of the Year in 2015 Golden Boot Awards

Readers of The Boot have spoken loud and clear, naming Reba McEntire's newest record, Love Somebody, the Album of the Year winner in the 2015 Golden Boot Awards.

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