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Reba McEntire's Personal Details

Reba McEntire is an award winning singer cum actress who is also a very successful businesswoman

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BirthdayMarch 28, 1955
NationalityAmerican
FamousSingers, Country Singers, ESFJ
SpousesNarvel Blackstock (m. 1989), Charlie Battles (m. 1976–1987)
SiblingsPake, Susie
Known asReba Nell McEntire
Childrens Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock
Birth PlaceKiowa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Height170cm
GenderFemale
FatherClark Vincent McEntire
MotherJacqueline McEntire
Net Worth$95 Million as of Sep 16,2015
Sun SignAries
Born inKiowa, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Who is Reba McEntire?

Reba Nell McEntire is a country music singer who has won numerous awards and accolades, thanks to her golden voice and immense talent. Born to a music loving mother, Reba was taught music and singing from a young age. Naturally inclined towards music the young girl taught herself to play the guitar. Along with her siblings, she formed a vocal group called the ‘Singing McEntires’ which sang at rodeos. Her life took a turn for the better when her performance of the National Anthem at the National Rodeo got noticed by the country artist Red Steagall who helped her sign a contract with a major record label. Her initial years in the music industry were fraught with failures and success eluded her for a long time. Undaunted, the feisty singer worked on her voice and improved her style and brought out her album ‘My Kind of Country’ which set the road right for her singing career by spawning two No.1 singles ‘How Blue’ and ‘Somebody Should Leave’. The success of this album prompted her to release several more albums and singles which went on to become super hits and cemented her position as the reigning queen of country music. Eventually she made her foray into films with a role in the horror comedy ‘Tremors’; she also starred in several television movies.

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Childhood & Early Life

She was born to Clark Vincent McEntire and Jacqueline. Her father, a steer roper had been a World Champion Steer Roper thrice. Her mother was a schoolteacher with a deep love for country music.

Reba and her siblings were taught music from a young age; she also learnt how to play the guitar. Along with her siblings she formed a music group the ‘Singing McEntires’ in which she played the guitar and penned the lyrics for the songs.

She attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 1974 till 1976. Her initial career plan was to become an elementary school teacher. She continued to sing locally in her leisure time.

Career

She was once hired to sing the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City where the country singer Red Steagall was also present. Impressed by her vocal talents he helped her sign a contract with Mercury Records in 1975.

Her self-titled debut album ‘Reba McEntire’ was released in 1977. It however failed to chart and was not a success. She released several other albums over the next few years but none of them were successful.

It was not until 1984 that she finally found success with her eighth studio album, ‘My Kind of Country’. It featured the tracks ‘How Blue’ and ‘Somebody Should Leave’ which peaked at No.1 on the Country Singles chart.

In 1986, she brought out the album ‘Whoever’s in New England’ which rose to become her first No.1 album on the Billboard country charts. It was her first platinum certified album and made her into a musical superstar.

During the late 1980s she brought out three more highly popular albums that were accredited platinum: ‘The Last One to Know’ (1987), ‘Reba’ (1988), and ‘Sweet Sixteen’ (1989).

Her super hit album ‘It’s Your Call’ was out in 1992. It featured the song ‘The Heart Won’t Lie’ and a re-recording of the song ‘Baby’s Gone Blues’. The album peaked at No.1 on the country album chart.

In 1994, she brought out the album ‘Read My Mind’. She addressed the issue of AIDS in the lyrics of the song ‘She Thinks His Name Was John’. The album sold very well was rated multi-platinum.

Three of her albums were released during the 2000s—‘Room to Breathe’ (2003), ‘Reba: Duets’ (2007), and ‘Keep on Loving You’ (2009). Two of these albums were accredited platinum in the U.S.

She played the character of Reba Hart, a single mom, in the American sitcom ‘Reba’ which ran from 2001 to 2007. The show was extremely successful and was broadcast in over 30 countries worldwide.

She has also made minor appearances in several feature films and lent her voice to some movie characters.

Major Works

Her portrayal of Reba Hart in the sitcom ‘Reba’ cemented her reputation as an actress in addition to being a singer. The highly popular show was aired in 30 countries all over the world and made Reba McEntire an international household name.

Her album ‘Read My Mind’ featured the first ever country song to address the topic of AIDS. The album peaked at No.1 on the Canadian Top Country Albums chart and was accredited multi-platinum.

Awards & Achievements

She is the winner of two Grammy Awards including the Best Female Country Vocal Performance for ‘Whoever's in New England’ in 1987.

She won the British Country Music Awards for International Female Vocalist twice: 1999 and 2000.

Personal Life & Legacy

She married national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles in 1976. The couple divorced in 1987.

Her second marriage was to the steel guitar player Narvel Blackstock in 1989. Her husband is also her manager. She has three step-children and one biological son.

Trivia

She holds the record for the most American Music Awards—favorite country female artist wins with 10 wins.

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Reba McEntire awards

YearNameAward

People's Choice Awards

2002Favorite Female Performer in a New Television SeriesReba (2001)

Reba McEntire biography timelines

  • // 28th Mar 1955
    She was born to Clark Vincent McEntire and Jacqueline. Her father, a steer roper had been a World Champion Steer Roper thrice. Her mother was a schoolteacher with a deep love for country music.
  • // 1974 To 1976
    She attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 1974 till 1976. Her initial career plan was to become an elementary school teacher. She continued to sing locally in her leisure time.
  • // 1975
    She was once hired to sing the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City where the country singer Red Steagall was also present. Impressed by her vocal talents he helped her sign a contract with Mercury Records in 1975.
  • // 1976
    She married national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles in 1976. The couple divorced in 1987.
  • // 1977
    Her self-titled debut album ‘Reba McEntire’ was released in 1977. It however failed to chart and was not a success. She released several other albums over the next few years but none of them were successful.
  • // 1984
    It was not until 1984 that she finally found success with her eighth studio album, ‘My Kind of Country’. It featured the tracks ‘How Blue’ and ‘Somebody Should Leave’ which peaked at No.1 on the Country Singles chart.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, she brought out the album ‘Whoever’s in New England’ which rose to become her first No.1 album on the Billboard country charts. It was her first platinum certified album and made her into a musical superstar.
  • // 1987
    She is the winner of two Grammy Awards including the Best Female Country Vocal Performance for ‘Whoever's in New England’ in 1987.
  • // 1989
    Her second marriage was to the steel guitar player Narvel Blackstock in 1989. Her husband is also her manager. She has three step-children and one biological son.
  • // 1992
    Her super hit album ‘It’s Your Call’ was out in 1992. It featured the song ‘The Heart Won’t Lie’ and a re-recording of the song ‘Baby’s Gone Blues’. The album peaked at No.1 on the country album chart.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, she brought out the album ‘Read My Mind’. She addressed the issue of AIDS in the lyrics of the song ‘She Thinks His Name Was John’. The album sold very well was rated multi-platinum.
  • // 2001 To 2007
    She played the character of Reba Hart, a single mom, in the American sitcom ‘Reba’ which ran from 2001 to 2007. The show was extremely successful and was broadcast in over 30 countries worldwide.

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Reba McEntire's FAQ

  • What is Reba McEntire birthday?

    Reba McEntire was born at 1955-03-28

  • Where is Reba McEntire's birth place?

    Reba McEntire was born in Kiowa, Oklahoma, U.S.

  • What is Reba McEntire nationalities?

    Reba McEntire's nationalities is American

  • Who is Reba McEntire spouses?

    Reba McEntire's spouses is Narvel Blackstock (m. 1989), Charlie Battles (m. 1976–1987)

  • Who is Reba McEntire siblings?

    Reba McEntire's siblings is Pake, Susie

  • Who is Reba McEntire childrens?

    Reba McEntire's childrens is Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock

  • How tall is Reba McEntire?

    Reba McEntire's height is 170

  • Who is Reba McEntire's father?

    Reba McEntire's father is Clark Vincent McEntire

  • Who is Reba McEntire's mother?

    Reba McEntire's mother is Jacqueline McEntire

  • What is Reba McEntire's sun sign?

    Reba McEntire is Aries