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.
- Majored in Elementary Education and minored in Music.
- Her grandfather, 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 1984.
- 1991: Her entire band died in a plane crash.
- At one time was a classmate of 'Garth Brooks' (qv), in Oklahoma.
- 1996 tour statistics: 16 trucks, 7 buses, 1 jet, 100 dates (12,500 per date) concerts, 200-foot expandable stages, 3 separate performance areas, 10 dancers, 5 video cameras, 6 video screens, 96-person crew, 40 tons of equipment.
- Attendend Kiowa High School and Southeastern State University.
- 2000L Named the #1 Best-selling Female Country Singer of All Time.