|Birth date||28 Mar, 1955|
United States of America
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
|Description||American country music artist and actress|
Reba Nell McEntire is a renowned American country singer. She is also a famous songwriter, record producer and a fine actress.
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Reba McEntire was born on 28th March 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma, as per her biogaphy. Her father Clark Vincent McEntire was a steer roper champion and her mother Jacqueline was a schoolteacher. She was brought up with her three other siblings, her elder sister Alice, younger sister Susie and a younger brother Pake. She did her high schooling from Kiowa high school where she along with Pake and Susie formed a musical group – “The Singing McEntire's” and they started performing in dance halls, clubs and rodeos. They were greatly inclined towards music because of their mother who once aspired to become a great country singer. She taught her children how to sing songs during their long car trips. Little Reba learned herself how to play the guitar.
Reba joined college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and graduated in the year 1976 with a major degree in elementary education and a minor degree in music. She was hired to sing National anthem at National rodeo at Oklahoma city in the year 1974 when she had started her graduation and it proved to be a turning point in her life as she was spotted by the very famous country artist Red Steagall during her performance and he helped her in recording demo tapes for his music publishing company and he bagged a deal for her with Polygram Mercury records in the year 1975.
This was a milestone in Reba’s life and from thereon, she never looked back. She married twice. Firstly, she married Charlie Battles, a steer wrestling champion in the year 1976 and then married Narvel Blackstock in the year 1989 and the couple was blessed with a baby boy Shelby Blackstock who is a famous race – car driver. She had a fallout with Narvel and the couple divorced in 2015. Reba has not been known to be dating anyone since her divorce.
Reba McEntire got her break in singing in the year 1975 when she signed a contract with Mercury Records. She sang a number of tracks and released various albums and singles. Initially, she did not taste much success but eventually in the year 1984, she found success and more fame with her album “ My Kind of Country” and she won the CMA Female Vocalist of the year award. She came up with many super hits like “ It’s your call”, “Reba”, “Sweet sixteen”, “Read My Mind”.
She has won two Grammy Awards and British Country Music Awards for an International female vocalist. She had also featured in some movies and had lent her voice to the characters in some movies as well. She had also played a role of a single mom named Reba Hart in an American sitcom “Reba”. It was a worldwide hit and was telecasted over 30 countries. McEntire had played minor roles in some feature films. Apart from being a successful country singer, the actress she is also a business savvy and has her own clothing and accessories line.
Last Modified: Jul 3, 2020