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Reba McEntire

Actor-singer
Female
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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CHILDHOOD

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

TEENAGE

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

TWENTIES

1975 20 Years Old After recording a demo tape, she signed a recording contract with Mercury Records in 1975.
1976 21 Years Old 1 More Event
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 only reached 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

THIRTIES

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.
1987 - 1988 4 More Events
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

FORTIES

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
1997 42 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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.

FIFTIES

2005 50 Years Old In 2005, McEntire released the compilation Reba 1's. … Read More
2007 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 30, 2007, McEntire received two CMA nominations: Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. … Read More
…  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
2009 54 Years Old 1 More Event
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
On March 1, 2011, the Country Music Association announced that McEntire would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. … Read More
2013 58 Years Old McEntire's stepson Brandon Blackstock is married to McEntire's friend and fellow singer Kelly Clarkson, who is also managed by McEntire's husband. Speaking about their impending marriage in 2013, McEntire stated that she was, "thrilled to death, thrilled to death. … Read More
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

LATE ADULTHOOD

2015 60 Years Old 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 150,300 copies in the U.S. as of July 1, 2015.
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