Born March 28, 1955 in the small farming area outside Kiowa, a town containing about one and a quarter square miles in central Oklahoma, and one of the four children of Clark Vincent McEntire, a three-time World Champion Steer Roper in 1957, 1958, and 1961, and Jacqueline Smith, who taught her children how to sing to their own harmonies, Reba Nell McEntire, along with her brother, Country Singer Dale Stanley (Pake) McEntire, and her sister Susie McEntire, now a Gospel Singer, formed the Singing McEntires that performed at rodeos their Father participated in, and recorded “The Ballad Of John McEntire,” released on the independent Boss Record label, about their Grandfather, also a Champion Steer Roper, that found minimal success. Heavily influenced by Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Bob Wills, McEntire graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1976 with a degree in Elementary Education, rode barrels and performed the National Anthem at the 1974 National Finals Oklahoma City Rodeo at the age of twenty years old where she was offered assistance in getting started as a Country Music Singer in Nashville by Red Steagall, married Charlie Battles, a Champion Steer Wrestler and Bulldogger she met in 1971, who became her Business Manager, signed her first major recording contract with Polygram/Mercury Records in 1976, recorded her first Single “I Don’t Want To Be A One Night Stand,” released her debut album Reba McEntire in 1977 that is currently out of print, her second album Out Of A Dream in 1979, and her third album Feel The Fire in 1980, both of which are only available on iTunes, and none of which charted, her first Top 40 Single “Last Night, Ev’ry Night,” her first Top 20 song, a cover of Patsy Cline’s Smash Hit “Sweet Dreams,” her first Top Ten effort “(You Lift Me) Up To Heaven,” her first charted album Heart To Heart, released in September 1981, her first Number One Hit “Can’t Even Get The Blues,” made her debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry on September 17, 1977, and toured as an Opening Act for Red Steagall, Mickey Gilley, Ronnie Milsap, Conway Twitty, and the Statler Brothers,
Released in August of 1977 without charting, and currently out of print, Reba McEntire was the debut album of the Singer and possessed such songs as “Right Time Of The Night,” “Why Can’t He Be You,” “One On One,” “I’ve Waited All My Life For You,” “Take Your Love Away,” a cover of the Barbara Mandrell Hit song “Angel In Your Arms,” and McEntire’s first Single “I Don’t Want To Be A One Night Stand,” that reached Number 88 on the Billboard Country Music Chart in May of 1976.
Out Of A Dream:
Released in September of 1979, and containing the “Three Sheets In The Wind,” “That Makes Two Of Us,” and “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” duets with Jacky Ward, Out Of A Dream, McEntire’s second straight non-charting album featured such songs as “Last Night, Ev’ry Night,” “Rain Fallin’,” “Runaway Heart,” “It’s Gotta Be Love,” and a cover of the Patsy Cline Super Smash “Sweet Dreams” that became McEntire’s first Top 20 song.
Feel The Fire:
Released in October 1980, and McEntire’s third uncharted album in a row, Feel the Fire featured her first Top 10 Hit “(You Lift Me) Up To Heaven,” as well as the songs “My Turn,” “Long Distance Lover,” “Look At The One (Who’s Been Lookin’ At You),” “If I Had It My Way,” ‘Suddenly There’s A Valley,” and “A Poor Man’s Roses (Or A Rich Man’s Gold)”.
Heart To Heart:
Released in September of 1981, and McEntire’s first charted album, Heart To Heart possessed the Singles “Only You And You Alone,” and “Today All Over Again,” as well as the songs “Ease The Fever,” “Small Two-Bedroom Starter,” “Love By Love,” “Gonna Love Ya (Till The Cows Come Home),” and the Keith Stegall song “How Does It Feel To Be Free”.
Released in June of 1982, and currently out of print, Unlimited contained McEntire’s first Number One song “Can’t Even Get The Blues,” the Hit Single “You’re The First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving,” and such songs as “What Do You Know About Heartache,” “I’d Say You,” and “Everything I’ll Ever Own”.
Behind The Scene:
Released in September of 1983, and McEntire’s last Mercury Records album, Behind The Scene included the Singles “There Aint No Future In This,” and “Why Do We Want (What We Know We Can’t Have),” as well as the tracks “One Good Reason,” “Nickel Dreams,” “Pins And Needles,” “You Really Better Love Me After This,” “Is It Really Love,” and “Love Isn’t Love (‘Til You Give It Away)”.
Just A Little Love:
Released in 1984 Just A Little Love was McEntire’s first album for MCA Records and contained the Hits “He Broke Your Memory Last Night,” and “Just A Little Love,” as well as the songs “I’m Gettin’ Over You,” “Tell Me What’s So Good About Goodbye,” “Congratulations,” and “Silver Eagle”.
My Kind Of Country:
Released in 1984, and earning McEntire praise from Billboard Magazine as “the finest woman Country Singer since Kitty Wells,” My Kind Of Country contained the two Number One Hits “Somebody Should Leave,” and “How Blue,” as well as remakes of the Faron Young song “He’s Only Everything,” the Ray Price song “It’s Not Over (If I’m Not Over You),” the Connie Smith song “You’ve Got Me (Right Where You Want Me),” and the Carl Smith song “I Want To Hear It From You”.
Have I Got A Deal For You:
Released in 1985 the first album produced by McEntire possessed the Hits “Only In My Mind,” and “Have I Got A Deal For You,” and the songs “She’s Single Again,” “The Great Divide,” “Whose Heartache Is This Anyway,” “Don’t Forget Your Way Home,” “Red Roses (Won’t Work Now),” “I’m In Love All Over,” and “I Don’t Need Nothin’ You Aint Got”.
Whoever’s In New England:
Considered her career-making record, and released in February of 1986, McEntire’s first Platinum and Number One album on the Billboard Country Music Chart, featured the Number One songs “Little Rock,” and “Whoever’s In New England,” earning her the 1986 Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award, as well as the 1987 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and began her “mini-movie-like” music videos. Also contained on this album were the songs “I’ll Believe It When I Feel It,” “Don’t Touch Me There,” ” If You Only Knew,” “One Thin Dime,” “I’ve Seen Better Days,” “Can’t Stop Now,” and “You Can Take The Wings Off Me”.
What Am I Gonna Do About You:
Released in 1986, and scoring her second Number One album, What Am I Gonna Do About You possessed the title track and the song “One Promise Too Late,” both of which were Number One Hits for McEntire. Spending three weeks on top of the Billboard Country Music Chart the album also contained such songs as “No Such Thing,” “Let The Music Lift You Up,” “Lookin’ For A New Love Story,” “Why Not Tonight,” and “My Mind Is On You”.
The Last One To Know:
Released in 1987, and the Singer’s first charted album on the Billboard 200 Highest Selling Albums Chart, for all genres of music, The Last One To Know was full of emotions surrounding her divorce from ex-husband Charlie Battles, according to McEntire, and featured the Hits “Love Will Find Its Way To You,” and the title Cut, as well as such songs as “Just Across the Rio Grande,” “What You Gonna Do About Me,” “The Stairs,” “The Girl Who Has Everything,” and “Someone Else”.
Released in 1988, and so popularly wellknown by then she could go by just one name, the less than favorably acclaimed by Critics album Reba used orchestrated sound and high production to replace fiddles and steel guitars, moving McEntire away from her earlier stated stance that she’d remain Hardcore Country because Contemporary was not who she felt Reba McEntire was, and became her third Number One album, with the songs “New Fool At An Old Game” and “I Know How He Feels” obtaining Number One status. This album also possessed a cover of Ella Fitzgerald’s Jazz Standard “Sunday Kind Of Love,” and Aretha Franklin’s Soul Classic “Respect”.
Released in May of 1989, and named for being her sixteenth studio album, one that coincidentally remained Number One on the charts for sixteen weeks, and contained the Singles “Til Love Comes Again,” and “Little Girl,” and the two Number One songs “Walk On” and “Cathy’s Clown,” previously recorded by The Everly Brothers, Sweet Sixteen also possessed tracks such as “It Always Rains On Saturday,” “Am I The Only One Who Cares,” “Say The Word,” “A New Love,” and “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” and was MCEntire’s return back to the Neo-Traditionalist Country fold.
Rumor Has It:
Released August 17, 1990, after giving birth to her son Shelby, the Pop-oriented Rumor Has It featured one of McEntire’s Signature Songs, a cover of Bobby Gentry’s “Fancy,” that has since been ranked Number 26 on CMT’s list of The 100 Greatest Country Songs, and her video for the same song being ranked Number 35 on their list of The 100 Greatest Country Videos. Rumor Has It was also McEntire’s first Mainstream Top 40 album and contained “Climb That Mountain High,” the theme song for the ABC television show Delta. Other wellknown tracks on the album included “Waitin’ For The Deal To Go Down,” “You Lie,” “Fallin’ Out Of Love,” and “That’s All She Wrote”.
In the early morning hours of March 16, 1991 McEntire lost eight members of her road band when their chartered jet crashed on OTay Mountain near San Diego, allegedly because of poor visibility, after a private performance for IBM Executives the night before. Killed and remembered by the Country Music community were Kirk Cappello, Chris Austin, Paula Kay Evans, Joey Cigainero, Terry Jackson, Michael Thomas, Anthony Saputo, and long time Tour Manager Jim Hammon, as well as the Pilot Donald Holms, and the Co-Pilot Chris Hollinger. Devastated by this tragedy their loss was almost the end of Reba McEntire as well.
For My Broken Heart:
Released in October of 1991, and dedicated to her deceased band, the first Country Music album recorded by a female to be certified Double Platinum, For My Broken Heart featured the Hit songs “Is There Life Out There,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” “If I Had Only Known,” “Buying Her Roses,” “For My Broken Heart,” and a cover of the Vicki Lawrence song “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia,” making McEntire the highest selling Performer on the MCA Nashville record label.
It’s Your Call:
Released in December of 1992, and referred to by the Singer as a “second chapter to For My Broken Heart,” It’s Your Call contained the Hits “Take It Back,” and the Vince Gill duet “The Heart Won’t Lie,” that CMT ranked Number 18 on their list of Greatest Country Duets. The Number One album, McEntire’s first to crack the Billboard 200 Top 10 Albums Chart, also featured such songs as “Baby’s Gone Blues,” “Will He Ever Go Away,” “Straight To You,” and “Lighter Shade Of Blue”.
Read My Mind:
Released April 26, 1994 Read My Mind possessed “She Thinks His Name Was John,” the first Country song addressing AIDS, which several radio stations were very reluctant to air, the Hit “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,” the Number One song “Why Haven’t I Heard From You,” “Till You Loved Me,” McEntire’s first entrance on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and other tracks including “I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You,” “And Still,” “Everything That You Want,” and “Read My Mind”.
Released October 3, 1995 as a tribute to her roots Starting Over featured covers of Dave Loggins “Please Come To Boston,” Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good,” Bobby Bare’s ” Five Hundred Miles Away From Home,” Dolly Parton’s “Starting Over Again,” Glen Campbell’s “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” The Supremes “You Keep Me Hanging On,” Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald’s “On My Own,” with Linda Davis, Trisha Yearwood, and Martina McBride, Crystal Gayle’s “Talking In Your Sleep,” and Lee Greenwood’s “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” the only Top 10 song on the album.
What If It’s You:
Making a major comeback into the Country Music industry McEntire’s November 5, 1996 released Number One album What If It’s You, recorded with her band instead of Studio Musicians, produced the Number One songs “The Fear Of Being Alone,” and “How Was I To Know,” the Hits “What If It’s You” and “I’d Rather Ride Around With You,” and such songs as “Close To Crazy,” “Just Looking For Him,” “Never Had A Reason To,” “It Don’t Matter,” and “State Of Grace,” with the proceeds from “What If” being donated to the Salvation Army.
If You See Him:
Headlining a tour with Brooks and Dunn in 1997, and recording the Number One duet “If You See Him/If You See Her” with them, a song debuted at the 1998 Acadamy of Country Music Awards Show, McEntire’s June 2, 1998 released If You See Him album reached the Top 10 on the Top Country Albums Chart, and on the Billboard 200 Chart, and contained the Hits “One Honest Heart,” “Forever Love,” and “Wrong Night,” as well as the songs “All This Time,” “Invisible,” “I’ll Give You Something To Miss,” “Lonely Alone,” “Heart Hush,” and “Up And Flying”.
So Good Together:
Released November 23, 1999, and co-Produced by McEntire, So Good Together brought her into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the first time and possessed the Singles “I’ll Be,” “What Do You Say,” and a duet cover of Boz Scaggs song “We’re All Alone” with Jose Y Durval, as well as such tracks as “Where You End And I Begin,” “We’re So Good Together,” “Roses,” “Nobody Dies From A Broken Heart,” “Back Before The War,” and “She Wasn’t Good Enough For Him”.
Room To Breathe:
Released November 18, 2003 Room To Breathe contained the Hit “Somebody,” that was previously recorded by Mark Wills, and the songs “Moving Oleta,” “It Just Has To Be This Way,” with Vince Gill, “Love Revival,” “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain,” “Secret,” “My Sister,” “If I Had Any Sense Left At All,” and “He Gets That From Me,” dedicated to the memories of individuals who lost family members in the 9-11-2001 terror attacks on the United States.
Released September 18, 2007, and referred to by McEntire as “her favorite album to record,” as well as being promoted on the Oprah Winfrey Show, one of her best Crossover albums, her first to reach Number One on the Billboard 200 Chart, and her last MCA Records album, Reba: Duets contained eleven collaborations with such wellknown Country, Pop, and Rock Performers as Ronnie Dunn on “Does That Wind Still Blow In Oklahoma,” Leann Rimes on “When You Love Someone Like That,” Kelly Clarkson on “Because of You,” Trisha Yearwood on “She Can’t Save Him,” Rascal Flatts on “Faith In Love,” Don Henley on “Break Each Other’s Hearts Again,” Carol King on “Everyday People,” Faith Hill on “Sleeping With The Telephone,” Justin Timberlake on “The Only Promise That Remains,” Vince Gill on “These Broken Hearts,” and Kenny Chesney on “Every Other Weekend,” with the same radio Single performed with Skip Ewing.
Keep On Loving You:
Released August 18, 2009, and McEntire’s first album for the Independent Valory label, Keep On Loving You contains “Strange,” that was performed at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards Show, and became the highest debuting Single of the Singer’s career, “Consider Me Gone,” the longest lasting Number One of her career, the Hit Song “Keep On Loving You,” and such tracks as “She’s Turning 50 Today,” “Pink Guitar,” “I Want A Cowboy,” “Eight Crazy Hours (In The Story Of Love),” “Nothing To Lose,” and “Maggie Creek Road”. Keep on Loving You also gave McEntire the record for most Billboard Number One albums by a female Country Performer.
Released in 1994 Oklahoma Girl is a forty song retrospective of McEntire’s early Mercury Records years full of Minor Hits from her pre-Big Star days including “A Cowboy Like You,” “Right Time Of Night,” “Runaway Heart,” “Tears On My Pillow,” “Empty Arms,” “How Does It Feel To Be Free,” “Today All Over Again,” “Whoever’s Watchin’,” “Muddy Mississippi,” “Reasons,” and “There Aint No Future In This”.
Forever In Your Eyes:
Released April 15, 1993 Forever In Your Eyes possessed eight songs from McEntire’s early career including “Why Can’t He Be You,” “I’d Say You,” “Whoever’s Watchin’,” “There Aint No Future In This,” “I’m Not That Lonely Yet,” “You Really Better Love Me After This,” “I Can See Forever In Your Eyes,” and “Gonna Love Ya (Till The Cows Come Home)”.
You Lift Me Up To Heaven:
Released April 28, 1992 You Lift Me Up To Heaven, a Compilation of McEntire’s 1970s and early 1980s music, provided such songs as “Why Can’t He Be You,” “I’ve Waited All My Life For You,” “Gotta Be Love,” “One To One,” “Don’t Say Goodbye, Say Good Morning,” “Ease The Fever,” “Old Man River (I’ve Come To Talk Again),” “You’re The First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving,” and “(You Life Me) Up To Heaven”.
Reba Nell McEntire:
Recorded during her time with, but not released until March 12, 1986 after leaving Mercury Records, Reba Nell McEntire featured songs previously not selected for inclusion on earlier albums including “Good Friends,” “I’ve Never Stopped Dreaming Of You,” “Waitin’ For The Sun To Shine,” “Hold On,” “Love is Never Easy,” “I Know I’ll Have A Better Day Tomorrow,” and “It’s Another Silent Night”.
The Best Of Reba McEntire:
Not officially authorized by McEntire, The Best Of Reba McEntire was released by Mercury Records in February of 1985 after the Singer had signed with MCA Records, and featured the songs “(You Lift Me) Up To Heaven,” “Only You (And You Alone),” “Can’t Even Get The Blues No More,” “You’re The First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving,” “My Turn,” and “I Don’t Think Love Oughta Be That Way”.
50 Greatest Hits:
Released October 28, 2008 50 Greatest Hits featured twenty Number One songs covering McEntire’s MCA recording years including such wellknown songs as “How Blue,” “Somebody Should Leave,” “Whoever’s In New England,” “Have I Got A Deal For You,” “Little Rock,” “One Promise Too Late,” “Sunday Kind Of Love,” “New Fool At An Old Game,” “Fancy,” “For My Broken Heart,” “Does He Love You,” “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia,” “The Fear Of Being Alone,” “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” “I’d Rather Ride Around With You,” “I’m A Survivor,” “He Gets That From Me,” and “If You See Him/If You See Her”.
Released November 22, 2005 Reba #1’s provided all thirty-three Number One songs McEntire had recorded throughout her career up to that point including “One Promise Too Late,” “Somebody Should Leave,” “Whoever’s In New England,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “Is There Life Out There,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” “Does He Love You,” with Linda Davis, “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” and the new songs “Love Needs A Holiday” and “You’re Gonna Be”.
Certified four times Platinum, and covering Hit Singles between 1984 to 1986, Greatest Hits featured such notable songs as “One Promise Too Late,” “What Am I Gonna Do About You,” “Just A Little Love,” “He Broke Your Memory Last Night,” “Somebody Should Leave,” “How Blue,” “Have I Got A Deal For You,” “Only In My Mind,” “Little Rock,” and “Whoever’s In New England”.
Greatest Hits Volume II:
Released September 28, 1993, and remaining on the charts for more than three years, Greatest Hits Volume II featured songs McEntire had recorded during her MCA Records years, and contained such Hits as “You Lie,” “Fancy,” “Is There Life Out There,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” “For My Broken Heart,” and the new songs “They Asked About You,” and “Does He Love You,” the first of three duets she has recorded with Linda Davis, that earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration, a Country Music Association Vocal Event of the Year Award, was ranked Number 9 on the CMT list of 100 Greatest Duets, and helped make the 57th best selling album of all time in music history, as named by the Recording Industry of America, the best selling one of McEntire’s career.
Greatest Hits Volume III – I’m A Survivor:
Released October 23, 2001 Greatest Hits Volume III: I’m A Survivor made McEntire the most highly certified female Country Singer in music history, was her last album before beginning her television Sitcom “Reba” that ran from 2001 to 2007, and provided a cover of Kenny Rogers “Sweet Music Man,” the Hit “I’m A Survivor,” twelve of her best songs from the 1990s including “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,” “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia,” “Take It Back,” “Why Haven’t I Heard From You,” “Forever Love,” “The Fear Of Being Alone,” and the new song “Myself Without You”.
Released August 30, 1989 Reba Live was McEntire’s first “live” album and contained several Covers of other Top Named Performers songs including Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried,” Bob Wills “San Antonio Rose,” The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown,” and McEntire’s Hits such as “One Promise Too Late,” “Little Rock,” “I Know How He Feels,” “New Fool At An Old Game,” and “Whoever’s In New England”.
My Best To You:
Released July 18, 2006 My Best To You featured such songs as “What Am I Gonna Do About You,” “Why Not Tonight,” “Lookin’ For A New Love Story,” “No Such Thing,” “Till It Snows In Mexico,” “It’s Your Call,” “Take It Back,” “The Heart Won’t Lie,” “Will He Ever Go Away,” “Lighter Shade Of Blue,” “My Mind Is On You,” and “Baby’s Gone Blues”.
All The Woman I Am:
Scheduled to be released on November 9, 2010 All The Woman I Am, McEntire’s thirty-fourth Studio Album, has produced the Lead-Off Single “Turn On The Radio” that is currently receiving Country Music radio airplay.
Christmas albums Reba McEntire has been recorded on throughout her career include Secret Of Giving: A Christmas Collection, Merry Christmas To You, Christmas Collection, A Very Special Acoustic Christmas (Canadian Release), Best Of All Star Country Christmas – 20th Century Masters, Best of Christmas – 20th Century Masters, Country Christmas, and Christmas And Hits Duos.
Various Compilation albums McEntire has been recorded on include American Legends – Best Of The Early Years, 8 Seconds Soundtrack, Rhythm, Country And Blues, Maverick Soundtrack, Promotional Single For The Salvation Army, Moments And Memories – The Best Of Reba (Australian Release), The Prince Of Egypt Nashville, If You See Him And Bonus Tracks (Australian Release), Ladies Of Country – Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood And Martina McBride, South Pacific – In Concert From Carnegie Hall, Dionne Warwick – My Friends And Me, The Fox And The Hound 2 Soundtrack, Various Artists Country Hits 2007, Best Of 20th Century Masters, LeAnn Rimes: Family, Red Steagall – Here We Go Again, Love Revival, Barry Manilow – The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties, Brooks And Dunn #1’s And Then Some, A Good Together (Australian and European Releases), Ride With Bob, Moments And Memories – The Best Of Reba (Brazilian and European Releases), I’ll Be (International Release), I’m A Survivor – The Collection (International Release), At Her Very Best (European Collection), Greatest Collection, and Love Collection.
Music Videos and Live Concerts:
Music Videos and Live albums McEntire has performed include CMT Invitation Only – Reba, Reba Video Gold I and II, Andrea Boceili and David Foster – My Christmas, South Pacific – In Concert From Carnegie Hall, Moments And Memories – The Video Collection (European Release), Celebrating 20 Years, Reba – Greatest Hits, Reba Live, Reba In Concert, For My Broken Heart, and Reba.
McEntire made her acting debut in the 1990 science fiction horror comedy Tremors, that has since become a Cult Classic, spawning three follow-up motion pictures known as Aftershocks, Back To Perfection, and The Legend Begins, as well as the Tremors: The Series television show. McEntire has appeared in the Broadway Revival of Annie Get Your Gun, Co-Hosted Good Morning America, appeared in the motion picture North, the television movies The Gambler: The Luck Of The Draw, Is There Life Out There, Buffalo Girls, Forever Love, won a role in the motion picture Titanic but had to resign because of previously scheduled concert dates when filming went longer than originally expected, performed in the Carnegie Hall Concert South Pacific, and had her own television show known as “Reba”.
Holding the record for most American Music Awards for Favorite Country Female Artist, the most Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Awards, the most Acadamy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist Awards, and joining the Grand Ole Opry on January 17, 1986, McEntire has won at least one major award every year since 1984 including the Billboard Music Favorite Female Country Artist and Woman of the Year Awards, TNN/Music City Awards for Female Artist of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of the Year, and the Minnie Pearl Award, Peoples Choice Awards for Favorite Female Actress In A New Television Series for “Reba,” American Music Awards for Favorite Country Female Video Artist and Favorite Country Album, the 2007 CMT Online Number One Streamed Live Performance Award, the British Country Music International Female Vocalist Award, the French Country Music International Female Vocalist Award, the 1987 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals, the Music City News Country Female Artist of the Year Award, the 1987 National Association of Recording Merchandisers Top Selling Female Country Album Award for Whoever’s In New England, TNN Viewers Choice Awards for Favorite Female Country Artist, Favorite Female Vocalist, and the Vocal Collaboration Award for “Does He Love You,” Country Radio Awards for Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year, the 1995 Blockbuster Favorite Female Country Artist Award, the 1996 Country Weekly Golden Pick Favorite Entertainer Award, the 1997 Country Weekly Golden Pick Favorite Female Vocalist Award, the 1999 CMT International Video Event of the Year Award for “If You See Him/If You See Her,” the 2001 Drama Desk Special Award for “Annie Get Your Gun,” the 2001 Outer Critics Award for “Annie Get Your Gun,” the CMT 40 Greatest Women of Country Music Number Six ranking, the 2003 Country Radio Braodcasters Career Achievement Award, the 2003 Acadamy of Country Music Leading Lady Award, the 2004 New Music Favorite Female Country Artist Award, the 2004 CMT Flameworthy Johnny Cash Visionary Award, the 2005 Family Television Best Actress Award for “Reba,” the 2005 Acadamy of Country Music Special Award for Most Female Vocalist Wins, the 2006 CMT Giants Inaugural Honoree Award, the 2007 Billboard Magazine Woman of the Year Award, the 2008 French Country Music Best Duo of the Year Award for “Every Other Weekend,” the 2008 ASCAP Golden Note Award, the 2009 Country Radio Association Most Played Country Female Artist and Most Top Ten Singles For Country Artist Awards, Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and International Artist Achievement, Acadamy of Country Music Awards for Top Female Vocalist, Video of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year, and the 2002 Home Depot Humanitarian Award.
McEntire married her manager and former Steel Guitar Player Narvel Blackstock in 1989, on a boat on Lake Tahoe, and together they formed Starstruck Entertainment to help manage her career. The couple have four children, three from his previous marraige, and their son Shelby, born February 23, 1990.
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