Mar. 28th, 1955
McAlester, Oklahoma, USA
Reba McEntire's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Charlotte's Web
2001 - One Night At McCool
1994 - Maverick
1994 - North
1994 - The Little Rascals
1990 - Tremors
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Adviser
Herself - Singer (segment "Reba McEntire")
Herself - Musical Guest
Herself - Guest
The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since the age of 5. In junior high, she performed with her siblings as the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, McEntire followed in the footsteps of her rodeo champion father in competitive barrel racing. Her performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City caught the attention of songwriter, Red Steagall who suggested she consider a career in country music. She has since earned 7 gold and 5 platinum albums and 2 Grammy Awards. She has also explored other avenues of entertainment, serving as a guest host on "Good Morning, America" and earning generally favorable reviews for her acting in the movie Tremors (1990) and the miniseries Buffalo Girls (1995) (TV). In 1988, she formed Starstruck Entertainment to oversee the various aspects of her career.
- February 1990: Son Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock born.
- 1991: Her entire band died in a plane crash.
- Her father, Clark McEntire (1927- ), was world steer roping champion for the years 1957-1958 & 1961. 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 1988.
- Daughter of Jacqueline (11/6/1926) and Clark McEntire (11/30/1927).
- Was 'James Cameron (I)' (qv)'s first choice to play "the unsinkable" Molly Brown in _Titanic (1997)_ (qv), but she had to decline because her touring schedule overlapped the filming date.
- Has won two Grammy awards, nine People's Choice Awards (for singing *and* acting), 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 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."
- 2000: Named the #2 Best-selling Female Artist (of all genres) of All Time, following 'Barbra Streisand' (qv).
- 1995: Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.