Reba McEntire explained

Reba McEntire
Img Capt:Reba McEntire in 2008.
Birth Name:Reba Nell McEntire
Born:28 March 1955
Origin:McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation:Singer, Actress
Years Active:1974  - present
MCA Nashville
Valory Music Group
Associated Acts:Brooks & Dunn
Kelly Clarkson
Linda Davis
Vince Gill
Pake McEntire
Url:Reba Official Site

Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American country music singer, performer and actress.[1] Sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country",[2] [3] she is known for her lively stage-shows and pop-tinged ballads. She has issued 31 albums, with over 55 million records sold worldwide[4] in her 33-year career. She ranks as the #7 best-selling female artist in all genres, and is the second best selling female country artist of all time.[5]

McEntire is an enormously successful female recording artist in country music, scoring 22 Billboard #1 hits, during her three-decade career. McEntire recently became the female artist with the most top 10 hits when her collaboration with Brooks & Dunn on "Cowgirls Don't Cry" became her 57th top 10 hit.) and released five gold albums, six platinum albums, two double-platinum albums, four triple-platinum albums, a quadruple-platinum album, and a quintuple-platinum album, for certified album sales of 40.5 million over the 20-year period.

Though she previously appeared in several films - most notably 1989's cult-classic Tremors, in 2001, Reba expanded her activities as an actress in film, on stage (starring in a Broadway revival of "Annie Get Your Gun" to critical acclaim), and particularly on television, where she starred in a situation comedy, Reba, which lasted from 2001 to 2007.[6]

Early life

McEntire was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jacqueline (née Smith), a teacher whose father was a sharecropper, and Clark Vincent McEntire, a rodeo performer and cattle rancher.[7] She grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma, learning to ride in rodeos, sing, and play music with Oklahoma native Cadillac Jack. McEntire was raised on the 7,000-acre family ranch, traveling with her parents and siblings to the rodeos at which her father competed. Clark McEntire was named World Champion Steer Roper three times, in 1957, 1958, and 1961. (McEntire's grandfather, John McEntire, had won the same title in 1934.) McEntire's mother had aspired to a career in music but never pursued it.[6]

She soon formed a singing group with her brother and sister, known as The Singing McEntires. Her sister, Susie Luchsinger, has a successful career in Christian music and co-hosts Cowboy Church, a Christian show on RFD-TV, while her brother, Pake, had success as a country music artist in the 1980s. The trio had a local hit with "The Ballad of John McEntire," a tribute to their grandfather, that was aired by local disc jockey Glen Steele in 1971. Older sister Alice was not involved in the group. McEntire also followed in the family rodeo tradition, becoming a barrel racer, the only event open to women.[6]

Music career

1974–1983: Mercury Records

In 1974, while majoring in teaching at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, McEntire sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Rodeo Finals in Oklahoma City. Rodeo attendee and country singer Red Steagall suggested that she go to Nashville to pursue a solo career. She scored a contract with Mercury Records and began her professional career with a hard honky tonk sound, which didn't go over well at a time when country music was dominated by outlaw country artists like Willie Nelson and David Allan Coe, and country-pop artists like Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gayle. Around the time of the release of her first album, she married Charlie Battles, a professional steer wrestler and bulldogger.

McEntire's first charting single, "I Don't Want to Be a One-Night Stand," peaked at #88 in 1976. The song was from McEntire's debut album, Reba McEntire. Her first Top-20 entry came in 1978 with "Three Sheets in the Wind/I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" (duets with Jacky Ward). This was a one-off single, however, not appearing on any album. Her second album, Out of a Dream, gave her 5 Top-40 hits, the biggest being a rendition of Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams," which made it to #19 in 1979. McEntire considers Cline one of the biggest influences on her career.

McEntire continued to make strides on the singles chart, reaching the Top 10 for the first time with "(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven," which peaked at #8 in August 1980. "Feel the Fire," her third album, released in October 1980, was another chart failure, but after a couple more Top-20 singles she reached the Top Five with "Today All Over Again" in October 1981. The song was featured on her fourth album, Heart to Heart, released in September, which helped it become her first to chart, reaching #42 in the country LP list. She achieved a new high on the singles chart in August 1982 when "I'm Not That Lonely Yet" reached number three. It was included on her fifth album, Unlimited, released in June 1982, which hit #22. But that was only the beginning. The LP also spawned "Can't Even Get the Blues" and "You're the First Time I've Thought about Leaving," which became back-to-back number-one hits in January and April 1983. By then, she had moved up from playing nightclubs and honky tonks to being the regular opening act for the Statler Brothers. She went on to work in the same capacity with Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Gilley, and others.[6]

1984–1990: Breakthrough

Reba McEntire began to expand her audience during the early 1980s. In 1984, she signed to MCA Nashville and quickly became one of the best-selling country artists of all time. She released her first album with the label, Just a Little Love, the same year. After McEntire signed with MCA, Mercury released The Best of Reba McEntire in 1985. Two years later she released her first collection of greatest hits for MCA, simply titled Greatest Hits. No new material was recorded for the album. The album was later re-released as Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits in 1992, which featured an alternate album cover.

McEntire had bigger plans for her second album under MCA. Set to have Harold Shedd produce her next album, she rejected his suggestions for songs and the sweetened arrangements he imposed on them and appealed to Jimmy Bowen, the newly-installed president of MCA's country division. Bowen allowed her to pick her own material and to eliminate the strings and other pop touches used on Just a Little Love and her Mercury releases. The result was My Kind of Country, released in November 1984, which was dominated by covers of old country songs previously performed by Ray Price, Carl Smith, Connie Smith, and Faron Young. Even before the album's release, however, its advance single, "How Blue," hit number one.[6]

My Kind of Country was McEntire's first album to go gold by the RIAA, while it also peaked at #13 on the Top Country Albums chart. The second (and last) single from the album, "Somebody Should Leave" also hit #1, and set the stage for a string of McEntire hits that would eventually reach #1 on the Country charts.

McEntire won the "Female Vocalist of the Year" award from the Country Music Association four times in a row (1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987). She is the only woman in the Association's history to win the award four years in a row, but not the only woman to win the award four times. Martina McBride shares that honor with McEntire (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004). McEntire is one of only five solo female artists (others include Shania Twain, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn) to win the Country Music Association's highest honor, "Entertainer of the Year".

In 1986, McEntire released the album Whoever's in New England. The album, along with the title track, put McEntire on the map, and from then on Reba McEntire was a household name. While "Whoever's in New England" was not her first number-one single (it was actually her fifth), the song was considered her first career record and the album was her first number-one album. The song also earned McEntire her first Grammy Award. It is seen by many as an "answer song" to Barry Manilow's 1976 "Weekend in New England" hit, as sung by the wife of a philandering husband who has an ongoing affair with someone in New England. It was accompanied by McEntire's first music video. Later that year, Southeastern Oklahoma State University honored her as a distinguished alumna. By this time, McEntire started co-producing her own records, starting with Whoever's In New England. She would continue this tradition the rest of her career.

McEntire released her next album, What Am I Gonna Do About You, in September 1986, prefaced by the single of the same name that hit #1, as did the gold-selling LP, which also featured the chart-topping single "One Promise Too Late." She released Greatest Hits in April; it became her first platinum album and eventually sold over three million copies. (It also became her first album ever to cross over to the pop charts.) McEntire's string of hits continued with the release of The Last One to Know in September 1987, prefaced by the single of the same name that reached #1 in December. The album, also featuring the number-one hit "Love Will Find Its Way to You," reached #3 and eventually went platinum.[6]

In 1988, Reba, which featured "New Fool at an Old Game," reached #1, as did the single "I Know How He Feels." The album's lead-off single was "Sunday Kind of Love," a cover of the 1947 Jo Stafford pop hit. It peaked at #5 in July.[6]

The same year, McEntire founded Starstruck Entertainment, a company that handled management, booking, publishing, and other aspects of her career and, eventually, represented other artists as well.[6]

McEntire released two albums in 1989. Sweet Sixteen was released in May, while a live LP, Reba Live, was released in August. The album Sweet Sixteen featured the number-one hit "Cathy's Clown," a song recorded originally by The Everly Brothers.

McEntire's string of number-one hits continued throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s. In 1990, McEntire released the album Rumor Has It. The album featured the number-one hit "You Lie" and also included "Fancy." The latter became McEntire's signature song and CMT ranked it at #26 on its list of the 100 Greatest Country Songs. The video ranked #35 on the list of the 100 Greatest Country Videos. "Fancy" was considered one of the greatest songs of all time. Most recently on the 2008 version of the 100 Greatest Country Videos "Fancy" ranked at #13.

McEntire made her acting debut in the science-fiction thriller Tremors, establishing her crossover into acting.

1991–1999: Reba in the 1990s

Reba McEntire was riding at the top of success. Personally, however, her world would come crashing down in the spring of 1991. On March 16, a plane carrying seven of McEntire's band members and her road manager crashed, killing all on board. McEntire was devastated. There was a minor controversy over her decision to perform on the Academy Awards a week after the crash, but she appeared on the show to dedicate the nominated song "I'm Checking Out" from the film Postcards from the Edge to her fallen band members. During the performance, McEntire was visibly emotional, holding back tears. She had been known to refer to them as her "Crazy Eight." Ultimately, she earned the respect and affection of her peers for her decision and her stoic toughness and perseverance.

She dedicated her next album, For My Broken Heart, to them when it was released in October. The disc was another hit, going gold and platinum simultaneously shortly after its release and eventually selling four million copies, its singles including the chart-topping title song and another #1, "Is There Life Out There?"[6] During the 1992 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, her live performance had 61,977 attendees, filling the Houston Astrodome to full capacity.

Her 17th album, It's Your Call, released in December 1992, was an immediate million seller, eventually going triple platinum. (It was also her first Top Ten pop album.) Its biggest single was "The Heart Won't Lie," a duet with Vince Gill that hit #1 in April 1993. McEntire's next #1 was also a duet, "Does He Love You", sung with Linda Davis; it hit #1 in November 1993 and was included on her September release Greatest Hits Vol. 2, an album that sold two million copies practically out of the box and another three million over the next five years. "Does He Love You?" won McEntire her second Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, and a CMA award for Vocal Event of the Year.[6]

Her 18th regular studio album, Read My Mind, appeared in April. Another million-seller that went triple platinum, it produced five country chart singles, among them, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" and "She Thinks His Name Was John," a song about a woman who contracts AIDS from a one-night stand. Even McEntire's star power could only propel such an atypical country subject as high as #15. Meanwhile, she had parts in two feature films released during the summer, a speaking role in the drama North and a cameo in the children's comedy The Little Rascals. (She also made an uncredited appearance in the Western film Maverick and its soundtrack album.) She executive produced and starred in a TV movie based on her song, Is There Life Out There? Her autobiography, Reba: My Story, became a best-seller.[6]

Renowned for her flashy stage performances, McEntire was the first woman to have the highest grossing concert tour in country music. In 1994 and 1995, her stage show outgrossed all other country artists. For her contribution to the recording industry, McEntire has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. In 1995, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

McEntire's 19th album, Starting Over, was released in October 1995. Intended to mark the 20th anniversary of her recording career, it was a collection of covers of well-known songs. It not only topped the country charts but hit #5 in the pop charts, selling a million copies. But, boasting only one Top-Ten hit, a revival of Lee Greenwood's "Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands" among three chart singles and not achieving a multi-platinum certification, it suggested that McEntire finally had peaked commercially in country music.[8] In 1996, she scored a #2 hit on the Dance/Club play charts with a remix of "You Keep Me Hangin' On." The CD single, which contained four different mixes of the song, peaked at #4 on the sales charts.

She returned to the country charts with her 20th album, What If It's You, released in November 1996. The album spawned four Top-20 hits, with "How Was I to Know" reaching #1 and "The Fear of Being Alone" and "I'd Rather Ride Around with You" each reaching #2. Simultaneously certified gold and platinum, the album eventually topped two million copies.[8]

While the number-ones slowed down, and album sales did not match the success of Greatest Hits Volume Two, McEntire remained one of the most successful music artists. A string of hits continued through the mid to late 1990s with songs such as "Why Haven't I Heard From You?", "And Still," "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," "Till You Love Me," and "If You See Him," a duet with Brooks & Dunn. She teamed up with Brooks & Dunn in the spring of 1998 for a single called "If You See Him/If You See Her." It hit #1 in June, helping to set up the release of her 21st album, If You See Him, which also brought her three additional Top-Ten hits on its way to selling a million copies. She appeared in the TV movie Forever Love (the title of one of those Top-Ten hits) during the year and made several guest-star appearances on TV series.[8] Her 1997 package tour with Brooks & Dunn was the largest grossing tour in country music history until it was surpassed the next year by Canadian country singer, Shania Twain's Come on Over Tour.

In May 1999, McEntire had two new albums ready for the fall. , a September release, was her second holiday CD, which she accompanied with a TV movie, The Secret of Giving. The disc eventually went gold. So Good Together, which was produced by Tony Brown, Guto Graco Mello, David Malloy, Reba McEntire and Keith Steagall and issued in November, was her 22nd regular studio album, prefaced by the Top-Five single "What Do You Say?" Although none of the songs from the album topped the country charts, it did feature a second Top-Five hit, "I'll Be," and a Top-20 hit, "We're So Good Together," and went platinum before the end of 2000.[8]

2000–present: Return to music

In mid-2001, she released a single, "I'm a Survivor," that peaked in the country Top Five and prefaced a new compilation, , released in October. It topped the country charts and went gold.[8] She finally returned to recording after two years in the summer of 2003 with a new single, "I'm Gonna Take That Mountain," which peaked in the country Top 20. Room to Breathe, her 23rd regular studio album and first in three years, followed in November and went platinum over the next nine months. The disc's second single, "Somebody," in August 2004 became her first #1 single in more than six years as well as her most recent chart-topper; and it was followed by another Top-Ten hit, "He Gets That from Me" (#7), and the Top-20 "My Sister."[8]

In the summer of 2004, McEntire returned to the concert stage with her first tour in three years with the Reba McEntire 2004 Tour.

McEntire found time in the spring of 2005 to return to the musical theater, if only for one night. In a piece of inspired casting, she portrayed the "cock-eyed optimist" from Arkansas, Ensign Nellie Forbush, in a special concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific performed at Carnegie Hall. The all-star production - also featuring Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell and actor Alec Baldwin - was filmed for a PBS special on the network's Great Performances series and recorded for an album, both of which were released in 2006.

In November 2005, McEntire released Reba #1's. Along with two new songs, the two-disc collection featured every one of McEntire's singles that had ever reached #1 on any U.S. country music chart. The total figure of 33 includes 22 that reached #1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, with the remainder having topped the country charts of Radio & Records, or of the now-defunct Cash Box or Gavin Report charts.

In 2006, McEntire began a multi-week concert stint at the Las Vegas Hilton with REBA: Key to the Heart. In November 2006, McEntire was the first recipient of a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville. She was honored alongside Roy Orbison, Ronnie Milsap and others. The same month, McEntire was honored by CMT as the first recipient of the CMT Giant honor.

In February 2007, McEntire saw the end of her hit television sitcom, Reba, after six successful seasons. The same month McEntire and Kelly Clarkson taped a performance for an installment of CMT Crossroads that aired June 24 on CMT.

On August 30, 2007, McEntire received two CMA nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. With those two nominations, plus another nomination in 2008, Reba solidifies her position as the female artist with the most nominations, 46, in the 42-year history of the CMA Awards, surpassing Dolly Parton who has 43 nomination, respectively.[9]

, featuring duets with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, and Carole King, was released on September 18. The first single was a duet with Kelly Clarkson, a remake of Clarkson's song "Because of You." The song rose quickly up the country chart and became McEntire's 30th Top-20 country single, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and is also her 50th Top-5 single. This ties her for the record with Dolly Parton among female country artists. In the summer of 2007, McEntire hit the road with the Key to the Heart Tour. For the first time in her career, the album debuted at #1 on both pop and country album charts selling more than 300,000 copies in its first week. It has been recently certified platinum.

On January 17, 2008, she embarked on the 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour, a co-headlining tour with Kelly Clarkson. They will also embark on a second, 24 date, leg of this tour on September 25, 2008.

MCA Nashville released a three disc greatest hits boxed set, 50 Greatest Hits, on October 28. The album features all of Reba's singles from 1984's "How Blue" to "Because Of You" with Kelly Clarkson in 2007.

In November 2008, Reba McEntire announced she departed her long time label MCA and signed with Valory Music Group, a sister label owned by Big Machine Records.[10] Her first album for the label will be released in mid-2009 with a single expected early 2009.Reba is set to premiere her debut single for Valory Music Group at the 44th Annual ACM Awards in April. She is also the host of the program.

Ten years after "If You See Him/If You See Her," McEntire partnered again with Brooks & Dunn for the re-recorded single, "Cowgirls Don't Cry." McEntire is featured in the video, but not on the version found on the album Cowboy Town.

Acting career


In February 2001, Reba McEntire stepped in as a replacement star in the Broadway revival of Irving Berlin's musical Annie Get Your Gun that had begun performances in 1999 with Bernadette Peters in the title role of Annie Oakley. Reba has also been a broadway showing South Pacific the musical with Alec Baldwin. McEntire had been preceded as a replacement in the show by soap opera star Susan Lucci and TV actress Cheryl Ladd. Although she lacked professional theater experience, McEntire had by now done plenty of acting on television and even a little in film. McEntire also appeared in the 1990 Hollywood monster film, Tremors as Heather Gummer starring along side Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward. Her concerts were famous for their unusually high production values, choreography and costume changes -- good preparation for similar demands in the theater. With her rodeo background and Oklahoma accent, she was an ideal look and voice for Annie Oakley, just as she had been in her previous TV portrayal. The result was a triumph for McEntire. Reviews were ecstatic, and tickets sold out. The Tony Awards did not have a category for replacements, but she was given special awards for her performance by the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World. She stayed in the show until June 22. Even though there was no new cast album recorded to immortalize her appearance,[11] a promotional CD containing only McEntire's performances of "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" and "I Got Lost in His Arms" was made for discount members. It receives frequent airplay on Sirius XM Radio.


Her most extensive acting role began on October 5, 2001, when the half-hour sitcom Reba premiered on the WB TV network. The show became the primary focus of McEntire's activities, and she moved to Los Angeles to accommodate it.[8]

The show became an instant hit on the WB network, becoming the most-watched comedy series on the network ever and earned McEntire a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination.In an episode of her sitcom "Reba" she had Kelly Clarkson on as a guest start to her show. When the WB Network closed, the show transferred to its successor, the CW network, for its final season in 2006-07.

Personal life

On June 25, 1987, she filed for divorce from Charlie Battles, her husband of 11 years. After her divorce was settled and Battles was awarded the couple's ranch in Oklahoma, she moved to Nashville.[6] McEntire married Narvel Blackstock, her manager and former steel guitar player, on June 3, 1989, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The couple took control of all aspects of her career. They have one son, Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock, who was born on February 23, 1990. She also has three stepchildren., she resides in Beverly Park, an exclusive gated community in Beverly Hills. She also has a large estate in Lebanon, Tennessee.


McEntire holds the record for the most Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Awards (4), Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist Awards (7), and American Music Awards for Favorite Female Country Artist (12).

rowspan=21984Country Music AssociationFemale Vocalist of the Year
Academy of Country MusicTop Female Vocalist
rowspan=31985Music City News Country AwardsFemale Artist of the Year
Country Music AssociationFemale Vocalist of the Year
Academy of Country MusicTop Female Vocalist
rowspan=61986Music City News Country AwardsFemale Artist of the Year
Academy of Country MusicTop Female Vocalist
Academy of Country MusicVideo of the Year - "Whoever's In New England"
Country Music AssociationFemale Vocalist of the Year
Country Music AssociationEntertainer of the Year
Grammy AwardsBest Country Vocal Performance, Female - "Whoever's In New England"
rowspan=41987NARMTop Selling Female Country Album - "Whoever's In New England"
American Music AwardsFavorite Country Female Video Artist
Academy of Country MusicTop Female Vocalist
Country Music AssociationFemale Vocalist of the Year
rowspan=31988American Music AwardFavorite Female Country Artist
TNN Viewer's Choice AwardFavorite Female Vocalist
Music City News Country AwardsFemale Artist of the Year
rowspan=31989American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
Music City News Country AwardsFemale Artist of the Year
TNN Viewer's Choice AwardFavorite Female Vocalist
rowspan=21990American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
Academy of Country MusicTop Female Vocalist
rowspan=41991American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
American Music AwardsFavorite Country Album - "Reba Live!"
Academy of Country MusicTop Female Vocalist
Academy of Country MusicVideo of the Year - "Is There Life Out There?"
rowspan=31992American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Country Performer
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Musical Performer
rowspan=41993American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
American Music AwardsFavorite Country Album - "For My Broken Heart"
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Musical Performer
Grammy AwardsBest Country Vocal Collaboration - "Does He Love You" (w/ Linda Davis)
rowspan=91994American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Country Performer
TNN/Music City News Country AwardsVocal Collaboration - "Does He Love You" (w/Linda Davis)
Academy of Country MusicEntertainer of the Year
Academy of Country MusicTop Female Vocalist
Country Radio AwardsEntertainer of the Year
Country Radio AwardsFemale Vocalist
Country Music AssociationVocal Event of the Year - "Does He Love You" (w/Linda Davis)
Billboard AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
rowspan=41995American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
American Music AwardsFavorite Country Album - "Read My Mind"
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Musical Performer
Blockbuster AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
rowspan=31996Country Weekly Golden Pick AwardsFavorite Entertainer
American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Musical Performer
rowspan=31997People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Musical Performer
Country Weekly Golden Pick AwardsFavorite Female Vocalist
Blockbuster AwardsFavorite Album by a Female Country Artist - "What If It's You"
rowspan=31998American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Female Musical Performer
TNN/Music City News Country AwardsMinnie Pearl Humanitarian Award
rowspan=21999British Country Music AwardsInternational Female Vocalist of the Year
CMT International AwardsVideo Event of the Year - "If You See Him/If You See Her"
rowspan=22000British Country Music AwardsInternational Female Vocalist of the Year
Country Music AssociationInternational Artist Achievement Award
rowspan=22001Drama Desk AwardsSpecial Award - "Annie Get Your Gun"
Outer Critics Awards"Annie Get Your Gun"
rowspan=32002People's Choice AwardsFavorite Actress in a New Television Series - "Reba"
Academy of Country MusicHome Depot Humanitarian Award
CMT 40 Greatest Women of Country Music
  1. 6 ranking
rowspan=22003Country Radio BroadcastersCareer Achievement Award
Academy of Country MusicLeading Lady Award
rowspan=32004American Music AwardsFavorite Female Country Artist
New Music WeeklyFavorite Female Country Artist
CMT Flameworthy AwardsJohnny Cash Visionary Award
rowspan=22005Academy of Country MusicSpecial Award for Most Female Vocalist Wins
Family Television AwardsBest Actress, Reba
2006CMT GiantsInaugural Honoree
2007Billboard MagazineWoman of the Year[12]
rowspan=22008French Country Music AwardsBest Duo Of The Year w/ Kenny Chesney for 'Every Other Weekend'
ASCAPGolden Note Award

In total, McEntire has received 76 awards to date.


1990TremorsHeather GummerNominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
NorthMa Tex
The Little RascalsA.J. Ferguson
2001One Night at McCool'sDr. Green
2006The Fox and the Hound 2Dixievoice
Charlotte's WebBetsy the Cowvoice
1991Burgundy Jones
1993The Man From Left FieldNancy Lee Prinzi
1994FrasierRachaelone episode; "Fortysomething"
Is There Life Out ThereLily Marshall
1995Buffalo GirlsAnnie Oakley
1998Forever LoveLizzie Brooks
1999Secret of GivingRose Cameron
1998HerculesArtemistwo episdoes; "Hercules and the Falling Stars" & "Hercules and the Caledonian Boar"
2001 - 2007RebaReba HartNominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (2004)
People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series (Won - 2002)

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External links

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  7. Reba McEntire Biography (1955-)
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  12., Billboard Names Reba Woman of the Year