Second best-selling female country artist of all time, Reba McEntire was born and raised in the country singing world, belting out radio jingles with her siblings and being signed to a record deal at the age of twenty two. Signing with MCA Nashville Records, McEntire took creative control o... More
Second best-selling female country artist of all time, Reba McEntire was born and raised in the country singing world, belting out radio jingles with her siblings and being signed to a record deal at the age of twenty two. Signing with MCA Nashville Records, McEntire took creative control over her second MCA album, My Kind of Country (1984), which had a more traditional country sound and produced two number one singles: "How Blue" and "Somebody Should Leave". The album brought her breakthrough success, bringing her a series of successful albums and number one singles in the 1980’s and 1990’s. McEntire has since released 25 studio albums, acquired 24 #1 singles, and 28 albums have been certified Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum.
McIntyre’s album For My Broken Heart broke ground for female artists in country music as the first album recorded by a female in country music to be certified double-platinum (selling two million copies) by the RIAA. She has sometimes been referred to as "The Queen of Country", having sold 41 million records in the United States and more than 56 million worldwide. In the United States, she ranks as the seventh best-selling female artist in all genres as well as second best-selling female country artist of all time.
In the early 1990’s, McEntire branched into film with Tremors (1990). She has since starred in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun and starred in her television sitcom, Reba (2001–2007) for which she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series–Musical or Comedy. Since, Reba’s put out her own line of just about everything, from clothing to bedding, kitchen cutlery, footwear and luggage. At fifty five years old, Reba McIntyre’s still got it, having released an album Keep On Loving You in 2009 and together for the first time on tour with George Strait. She’ll be performing at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on August 20th and will also appear at the CMT Awards this coming Sunday.