Reba McEntire

Born Mar 28, 1955

Reba Nell McEntire is an American country music artist and actress. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall.… Read More

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1955 Birth Reba Nell McEntire was born March 28, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma, to Jacqueline (née Smith; born November 7, 1926) and Clark Vincent McEntire (November 30, 1927 – October 23, 2014). … Read More


1974 19 Years Old In 1974, McEntire attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University planning to be an elementary school teacher (eventually graduating December 16, 1976). … Read More


1975 20 Years Old After recording a demo tape, she signed a recording contract with Mercury Records in 1975.
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McEntire made her first recordings for Mercury on January 22, 1976, when she released her debut single. … Read More
1977 22 Years Old 1 More Event
She completed her second recording session September 16, which included the production of her second single, "(There's Nothing Like The Love) Between a Woman and Man", which reached only number 86 in March 1977. … Read More
1979 - 1983 5 More Events
1984 29 Years Old McEntire signed with MCA Nashville Records in 1984 and released her seventh studio album, Just a Little Love. … Read More


1985 30 Years Old In 1985, McEntire released her third MCA album, Have I Got a Deal for You, which followed the same traditional format as My Kind of Country. … Read More
On January 17, 1986, McEntire became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a member ever since.
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In late 1987, McEntire released her first Christmas collection, Merry Christmas to You, which sold two million copies in the United States, certifying double Platinum. … Read More
1988 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Her thirteenth album, Reba, was issued in 1988 and was not well received by critics, who claimed she was moving farther away from her "traditional country" sound. … Read More
1989 34 Years Old 1 More Event
McEntire's fourteenth studio album, Sweet Sixteen, was released in May 1989; it spent sixteen weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, while also becoming her first album to peak in the top 100 on the Billboard 200, reaching No. 78. … Read More
Sixteen months after the release of Sweet Sixteen and after giving birth to her son, McEntire transitioned into 1990 with the release of Rumor Has It. … Read More
1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 39 Years Old Her eighteenth studio release was 1994's Read My Mind. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old Read My Mind became another major seller for McEntire and her label, selling three million copies by 1995 and certifying at 3× Multi-Platinum from the RIAA. … Read More
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…  At the end of 1997, McEntire also charted at No. 23 the charity single "What If". … Read More
1999 44 Years Old In 1999, McEntire released two albums. … Read More
2001 46 Years Old In 2001, McEntire returned with her third greatest-hits album: Greatest Hits Vol. 3: I'm a Survivor. … Read More
2003 48 Years Old 1 More Event
McEntire's seventy-sixth chart single, "I'm Gonna Take That Mountain", released in mid-2003, ended her two-year break from recording.


2005 - 2007 3 More Events
…  On January 17, 2008, McEntire embarked on the 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour with Clarkson, which began in Fairborn, Ohio and ended in November of the same year. … Read More
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On April 5, 2009, McEntire debuted her first single, "Strange", on Valory at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards. … Read More
McEntire's thirty-fourth studio album, All the Women I Am, was released on November 9, 2010, under Valory Music Group/Starstruck Records. … Read More
2011 - 2013 4 More Events
2014 59 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 21, 2014, it was announced that McEntire would be the inaugural signing for Big Machine's new imprint Nash Icon Music. … Read More


It served as the lead-off single to Love Somebody, McEntire's twenty-seventh studio album, released on April 14, 2015. Love Somebody debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums—her twelfth number-one album on the chart—and No. 3 on Billboard 200, selling 62,469 copies in the U.S. The album has sold 171,600 copies in the U.S. as of October 5, 2015.
2016 61 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On July 13, 2016, she was a guest judge on NBC's America's Got Talent Judge Cuts.
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