About Reba McEntire
Celebrating 35 years (and counting) in music industry, Reba McEntire is not just one of country music most prominent vocalists, she is an entity in and of herself. Singer, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and one of the most beloved artists of all time, Reba has maintained her success despite never moving away from a rather traditional country style.
A two-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won 14 American Music Awards, 7 Country Music Association Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 10 People’s Choice Awards, Reba knows no equal in country music. Away from the microphone, she has experienced the success of a Broadway show, several movies and not one, but two, network television series; the sitcom “Reba” on the WB network would run for 6 seasons, and she currently stars in the ABC show “Malibu Country.”
Raised in Chockie, Oklahoma, Reba was discovered when she performed the National Anthem in 1974 at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Two record labels and a full decade later, the singles “How Blue” and “Somebody Should Leave” both hit number one and Reba never looked back. She based her career on both a dedication and passion for the sounds of the fiddle and pedal steel guitar, and almost never wavered. Instead, she found a way to combine traditional and contemporary country in a certain way that few female artists have ever mastered.
From “Whoever’s in New England” to her latest No. 1 single in the USA “Turn On the Radio,” Reba’s 26 studio albums hold a catalog of her greatest songs. From “Does He Love You,” the dazzling duet with Linda Davis, to “Fancy,” “You Lie,” “For My Broken Heart,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” and so many more others, Reba for decades was looking down on Nashville from the top of the music scene and will definitely stay around a while longer.
Reba is currently married to former steel guitar player and her manager, Narvel Blackstock. The pair run all parts of her career behind the Starstruck Entertainment label. Brandon Blackstock, Narvel’s son (who is also a Reba’s stepson) is engaged to music superstar Kelly Clarkson.