Reba McEntire is one of the most important women of all time in country music. She started releasing music in 1977, and in 2024 — at 69 years old, no less — she's still going strong. Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at the life and career of our favorite redhead.

Reba Nell McEntire was born on March 28, 1955, in Oklahoma. Growing up, she was always interested in music, singing at school and rodeos along the way. It didn't take long for her to catch the eye of Red Steagall during her time onstage, and soon she was off to pursue her dreams in Nashville.

McEntire has always favored traditional country sounds since the beginning of her career in '77. She's released more than 40 albums, including greatest hits compilations and Christmas projects.

If George Strait is the King of Country, McEntire just may be our Queen.

See Reba McEntire Pictures, Through the Years

See pictures from Reba McEntire's life and career, through the years. So many memories. So many hairstyles.

30 Photos of Reba McEntire Young

Reba McEntire is one of the most revered country stars of all time — but also in entertainment. She's been successful as both an actor and a singer since the 1970s, and nearly 50 years later, she's in headlines as much as ever. Look back at photos of Reba when she was younger, before she became the star we know today.

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PICTURES: See Inside Reba McEntire's Stunning $5 Million Nashville Mansion

Reba McEntire lived the good life in a spectacular waterfront mansion outside of Nashville, which she sold in 2017. The property boasts seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, home theater, wine room, eight-car garage, pool, guest house, barn and more top-dollar luxuries.

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See Inside Reba McEntire's California Estate:

Reba McEntire is no stranger to living in style, but her $22 million estate in one of the most exclusive zip codes in California was extravagant even by the standards of celebrity homes.

Reba McEntire Pictures Through the Years: