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Reba Nell McEntire was born on 28 March 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has chooses a musical career since she was 5 year old .
In Junior High school, she performed with the musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete , Reba followed in the footsteps of reba’s rodeo champion father in competitive barrel racing game.
Her performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City caught the attention of song writers and Red Steagall, who suggested reba’s consider a career in country music.
She has since earned 7 gold and 5 platinum albums and 2 Grammy Awards in her career.
She has also explored other avenues of entertainment , serving as a guest_host on Good Morning America  & earning generally favorable reviews for her acting in the movie named “Tremors” & TV mini_series, Buffalo_Girls year_(1995).
In year 1988, she formed Starstruck Entertainment to oversee the very numerous aspects of her musical and acting career.
Reba has won two Grammy Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards (for singing and acting category ), seven CMA (Country Music Association) Awards (including an unprecedented Female Vocalist of the Year four years in a row ), two Country Radio Awards, 11 ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards (including an unprecedented Top Female Vocalist seven times), 14 American Music Awards (including an unprecedented Favorite Female Country Singer around 10 times), five TNN/Music City News Awards , three International Awards and the 2001 Drama Desk Award for her Broadway debut in “Annie Get Your Gun”.
In year 1995 : Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Reba’s father, Clark McEntire (1927), was world steer roping champion for the years (1957-1958) & 1961.
Reba’s father was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in year 1988.
Her grand_father, John Wesley McEntire (1897-1976), was world steer roping champion for (1934) and was also a calf roper.
He was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (a support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in year 1984.
- You don’t waste your entire life waiting to go back to dust.
- Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.
- Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.
- [when asked by Larry King if she had ever been asked to “sex it up” a little] I’m more of the down-home — I guess, you know, the good-old girl. Being sexy is kind of funny to me. You know, I can get kind of spunky or I can get tough, you know, that kind of tough, sexy look. But sexy? No, I don’t think so. Just what you see is what you get on me. And it’s never been anything of a sexual nature.
- To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
- Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.
- For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
- Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.
- Dolly paved such a great freeway for women. So did Loretta, Tammy and Barbara Mandrell. I’ve got to keep pavin’ that freeway for the gals in country music. Maybe it gives them some ammunition, incentive, inspiration to continue on.
- [on her recording and film Is There Life Out There? (1994)] Women will come up to me and say because of that song they went back to college and got their degree after their kids were grown. Music is very, very strong. It heals. It talks to you like nobody else can talk to you.
- [on her early career] It took me six years. Thank God the record label kept me on. It wasn’t a cram it down your throat, hurry up, throw it out, you’d better be number five or better or you’re out. Thank goodness it wasn’t that way when I was getting started, or I would never have gotten my toe in the door.