Reba McEntire is an American country singer, songwriter, and record producer as well. She has given a number of hit singles and albums including 1988 ‘Reba’, 1994 ‘Read My Mind’, and 2007 ‘Reba: Duets’, amongst others. As an actress, she began her career by taking her first role as ‘Heather Gummer’ in horror comedy ‘Tremors’. For the movie, she won Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Her other notable roles include ‘The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw’ and ‘The Man From Left Field’. Additionally, she became a lead on her own hit television sitcom ‘Reba’ which ran for six seasons and McEntire earned a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.
Further, on way to the tour of her 1990 album, he has lost eight members of her band along with two pilots. Thereafter, she dedicated her sixteenth studio album ‘For My Broken Heart’ to all the deceased band member.
Reba McEntire: Bio, Family, Education
The singer was born on 28 March 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma, the United States of America as Reba Nell McEntire. She was born as the daughter of Clark Vincent and Jacqueline McEntire. Her father was a World Champion Steer Roper for three times. Her mother becomes a schoolteacher but she wanted to be a music artist. She grew along with his two siblings: Pake and Susie McEntire. From a young age, she learned herself to play guitar and also begin to write a song after joining a vocal group ‘Singing McEntire’s’, along with her siblings.
Looking at her education, she attended and graduated from Kiowa High School. Later, she joined Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. In her sophomore year in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo which caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall. After that, he brought her to Nashville and signed a contract with Mercury Records in 1975.
Reba McEntire: Career & Life Achievements
After being spotted by the country musician Red Steagall, she signed a recording contract with Mercury Records in 1975. However, she recorded her first debut ‘Single’ on 22 January 1976. But her song ‘I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand’ peaked on 88 on the list of Billboard country music chart that year. In the same year, she completed her second recording session in September. However, that year didn’t bring her much luck but her luck turned in the year 1979 when her cover song of Patsy Cline ‘Sweet Dreams’ reached no. 19.
Furthermore, from the year 1984-1990, this was the period when she got a breakthrough in her career. In these years, her album songs gradually took the peak in the Billboard charts and stayed for a week. She was praised as the finest country singer after Kitty Wells and Rolling Stone. Also, critics praised her as a ‘new traditionalist’ along with Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, and Randy Travis. Additionally, she won the Country Music Association Award in Female Vocalist of the year. In 1985, she released her third MCA album ‘Have I Got a Deal for You’, the first album produced by McEntire along with Jimmy Bowen.
She is an active member of the band ‘Grand Ole Opry’ since 1986. Following the year, she received the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the title track of the Country Music: The Rough Guide. In 1988, she released her thirteenth album ‘Reba’ which first didn’t get much appreciation. But later it peaked no 1 on the Top Country Charts and remained for six weeks consecutively. Her next album followed by 1989 ‘Sweet Sixteen’ which spent sixteen weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts.
In 2008, she left the label record after twenty-five years and joined Valory Music Group ‘Big Machine Records’. Under this label, she has sold a total of sixty-seven million records worldwide with a win of two Grammy Awards. McEntire released her first gospel album ‘Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope’ in 2017.
Reba McEntire: Personal Life & Husband
Talking about her personal life, unlike her stable career, she has an unstable married life. Reba is currently a divorced woman for twice, but she has produced a son Shelby Blackstock from her second marriage to Narvel Blackstock. Narvel is a former steel guitar player and her manager, they got married in 1989. Together the ex-couple had formed the Starstruck Entertainment that initially helped to shape the career of Reba. With the marriage of Blackstock, she has become the mother of three children; Chassidy, Shawna, and Brandon of Blackstock. However, they released their joint statement of their separation in 2015 through Reba’s website. Their twenty-six years of marriage ended on 28 October 2015. After divorce, she is very close to her stepchildren and Blackstock family as well.
Before marrying to Blackstock, she was already a divorced lady. She had her first marriage in 1976 with steer wrestling champion and rancher Charlie Battles. Charles had two sons from his previous marriage, however, their marriage ended in the year 1987. Currently, McEntire is in a relationship with photographer Anthony ‘Skeeter’ Lasuzzo since 2017. The present couple met through the singer’s association with Kix Brooks.
Reba McEntire: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Being one of the most successful singers in the nation, she has given many hit numbers in her singing genre of country music, R&B, and so on. She has also made her career in acting making appearances in several series and films. Further, The Queen of the Country has made a huge amount from throughout her career. Therefore, as of now, her net worth has an estimation of $95 million. Moreover, she once owned a 13-acre Tennessee Mansion that is now officially available for $3K rent for a night.
The country singer is also highly active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. She has an Instagram account @reba with 1.6m followers. Also, McEntire has verified Twitter account @reba with 2.26m followers. On Facebook, she has an account @reba having over 6 million followers.
Reba McEntire: Body Measurements
McEntire has a well-maintained hourglass-shaped body that has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.67 meters. Her perfect figure weighs 58 kg and measures 37-26-37 inches. Further, she has red color hair with attractive blue eyes.