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Reba McEntire
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Performer Profile
Birth Date 28 March 1955 (1955-03-28) (age 69)
Hometown McAlester, Oklahoma

Appearance(s) 10 Week 3: Story-Telling Week

Reba Nell McEntire is an American country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.

She has been a guest performer in Dancing with the Stars in Season 10.

Career Highlights[]

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 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee. She signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983.

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 1980s and 1990s. McEntire has since released twenty-nine studio albums, acquired forty-two number one singles, sixteen number one albums, and twenty-eight albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than seventy-five million records worldwide.

In the early 1990s, McEntire branched into film starting with 1990's Tremors. She has since starred in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (2001) and in her television sitcom, Reba (2001–07), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series–Musical or Comedy.

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