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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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Hear Reba McEntire’s First ‘Sing It Now’ Single, ‘Back to God’

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27 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’

On Jan. 19, 1990, Reba McEntire made her film debut, appearing in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.

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31 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Joins the Grand Ole Opry

On Jan. 17, 1986, Reba McEntire became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, as part of a televised special for the Opry's 60th anniversary.

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Vote for the Most Anticipated Album of February 2017

A readers' poll to determine The Boot's February 2017 Album of the Month.

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ABC Orders Pilot Episode of ‘Southern Gothic Soap Opera’ Starring Reba McEntire

ABC has ordered the pilot episode of a "Southern Gothic soap opera" starring Reba McEntire.

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34 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Earns Her First No. 1 Hit

On Jan. 8, 1983, Reba McEntire earned her first No. 1 hit with "Can't Even Get the Blues."

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Everything We Know About Reba McEntire’s New Album, ‘Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope’

The Boot rounds up all of the pertinent information about Reba McEntire's upcoming new album, 'Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope'.

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Story Behind the Song: Brooks & Dunn, ‘Cowgirls Don’t Cry’

Ronnie Dunn shares the story behind the Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire hit "Cowgirls Don't Cry."

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Reba McEntire Shares Plans for Gospel Album, First-Ever Ryman Show

Reba McEntire has announced a new gospel album, 'Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope', as well as her first-ever headlining concert at the Ryman Auditorium.

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Reba McEntire Shares Collaboration With Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood, ‘Softly and Tenderly’ [LISTEN]

Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood have teamed up for a new version of the hymn "Softly and Tenderly."

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