Reba McEntire, Age, Height, Family, Career, Bio
Reba McEntire is an Actress, Author, Music Artist, Business Woman, and a Producer. She has done movies, music videos and TV series like Big Sky, The Hammer, Christmas in Tune, Young Sheldon, Reba McEntire: Somehow You Do, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton: Does He Love You, Spies in Disguise.
The first music video of this star performer was Reba McEntire: Whoever’s in New England (year 1986). Reba’s debut movie is Tremors (year 1990). Her debut studio album’s name is Reba McEntire (August, 1977). Her debut single is “I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand” and it released in the year 1976.
Undoubtedly, Reba McEntire is a very successful artist. She is a fine actor and has given outstanding singles and albums.
Reba McEntire’s date of birth is 28th of March 1955 and her place of birth is McAlester, Oklahoma, United States. The current age of Reba is 68 years and her zodiac sign is Aries. The alternative name of Reba McEntire is Reba Blackstock. The full birth name of Reba is Reba Nell McEntire. Her family had an 8000 acre ranch and while growing up, Reba watched her father competing at rodeos. Reba McEntire is a Scottish descendant.
The names of her parents are Clark Vincent McEntire and Jacqueline Smith McEntire. The names of her siblings are Alice Foran, Pake McEntire and Susie McEntire. Reba McEntire is the third one among 4 children in her family.
Reba McEntire’s father has been the world steer roping champion and he was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame. The name of her grandfather is John Wesley McEntire and he was also a world steer roping champion and a calf roper. Like her father, her grandpa was also inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame.
Reba McEntire went to Kiowa High School. Reba has been pursuing musical career since a young age of 5 years. She never missed a chance to perform in her Junior High School. Reba has been a fantastic basketball player.
During her schooling days, Reba McEntire was a very good athlete and her father really inspired her in the genre of competitive sports. Reba McEntire participated in many barrel racing competitions from the age of 11 to 21.
Reba has studied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and thought of becoming a public school teacher. She has majored in the stream of Elementary Education and minored in the field of Music.
Her mother was a school teacher as well as the secretary to the superintendent (Kiowa High School). Her mother dreamt of being a country music artist but she couldn’t fulfill her wish. Thus, she taught her children how to sing and harmonize.
With the help of her mother, Reba McEntire and her siblings formed a group named Singing McEntires and they used to play at local events and even recorded for small labels.
Red Steagall witnessed a performance of Reba McEntire at a rodeo event and he helped Reba to get recoding contract in the field of country music. Hence, she sifted to Nashville with her mother.
Reba McEntire married Charlie Battles in the year 1976 and they got divorced in the year 1987. Then she got married to Narvel Blackstock in the year 1989 and the couple got divorced in the year 2015. Reba has one biological son whose name is Shelby Blackstock. From her marriage to Narvel, she gained 3 step children and their names are Brandon, Shawna and Chassidy. She is very close to all her step children and has immense love for them.
Careers and success
Some of the famous roles of Reba McEntire can be seen in Tremors, Reba, One Night at McCool’s, and The Little Rascals. She has 3 upcoming projects and they are Fried Green Tomatoes, Untitled Soap Opera Project and Untitled Marc Cherry/Reba McEntire Project.
Apart from being an actress and a music artist, Reba McEntire is a producer. She is the executive producer of The Hammer, Christmas in Tune, 53rd and 54th Annual Academy of Country Music awards, Red blooded, Malibu Country, Reba, Secret of Giving, Forever Love, Fried Green Tomatoes, Untitled Marc Cherry/Reba McEntire Project, and Untitled Soap Opera Project.
In the year 1994, Reba McEntire appeared in a TV commercial for Frito Lays. Her publicity listings include 2 print biographies and she appeared on the cover page of 26 magazines.
Reba McEntire is an outstanding artist. She has won 42 awards and there are 108 nominations to her credit. Some of the awards that Reba McEntire has won are like the Grammy Award for the Best Roots Gospel album, Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration, ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year, Kennedy Center Honors Award, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series for Reba, Country Music Hall of Fame Award, American Music Award for being the Favorite Country Female Artist, and Walk of Fame Star Guitar Award. This is a very brief hint about Reba McEntire’s achievements. In reality, she has left an unbeatable mark in the world of performing arts.
Reba McEntire has 7 gold and 5 platinum albums to her credit. Reba has been a guest host on TV shows and she really impresses the audiences with her performing arts’ skills.
Reba has sold over 75 million records on a worldwide level. Her songs have been on top place of Billboard Charts. The musical works of Reba McEntire can be accessed on platforms like Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, and YouTube Music.
Reba McEntire’s height is 5 “7” and her trademark is red colored hair. She is also known by the nicknames like The Queen of Country Music, Country Music’s Queen and Big Red.
In a tragic plane crash, her 8 band members died in the year 1991. Reba McEntire has been extremely fortunate because that day, she was not travelling with her group. This incident left a very deep mark in Reba’s life and she shared her feelings via the album “For My broken Heart”. This is her highest selling album till date.
Reba McEntire has captivating blue eyes and she gained a lot of popularity because of her Oklahoma accent. In the year 2000, Reba was named as the number one best selling female country singer of all time.
In the year 2011, Reba was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
JoAnna Garcia, Melissa Peterman and Reba McEntire are good friends. Her friend Kelly Clarkson and her stepson Brandon are married and they have 2 kids. Reba McEntire is the aunt of Garett Beck.
Reba McEntire’s mentor is Loretta Lynn and she considers Loretta as her best friend. It was Loretta that inspired and encouraged Reba to utilize her potential in the field of country music.
In the year 1993, Reba McEntire was diagnosed with the patch of skin cancer on her forehead and eventually, she got it removed.
Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks were classmates in Oklahoma. Some media reports state that Reba McEntire is dating Rex Linn.
Reba McEntire is a philanthropist at heart and she supports charitable organizations like Feeding America, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and many other platforms. She has received many awards for her humanitarian acts and charity works. Surely, Reba McEntire believes in the philosophy of giving back to the world.
She has a dedicated website by the name www.reba.com.
Reba McEntire is active on social media platforms. She has 7.4 million followers on Facebook, 2.3 million followers on Twitter and 2.4 million followers on Instagram. Her Instagram account states that she is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Reba is also active on YouTube.
Reba McEntire is the author of the book named Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting off Your Boots and she has also launched an album by the same name. She is the author of other books as well and they are – Reba: My Story, Comfort from a Country Quilt, The Music in My Rearview Mirror, etc.
Reba McEntire follows Christian religion. Many times this star performer has stated that faith in God has helped her to overcome different kinds of challenges in life.
Her sister Alice is a retired social worker who lives in Oklahoma and her brother Pake is the owner of a 1000 acre ranch in Oklahoma. Susie McEntire, the younger sister of Reba, is a Christian Music Star.
Her first ex husband Charlie Battles used to be a steer wrestling champion and rancher. Charlie already had 2 sons from his previous marriage. Reba’s second ex husband, Narvel Blackstock was a steel guitar player and also her manager.
Reba McEntire is a great entrepreneur. She is the owner of a restaurant, clothing line, retail store, live music venue, bar, and various other businesses. With her ex husband Narvel; she started many ventures like Horse Farm, Construction Company, Jet Charter Service and a Talent Management Company.
Reba McEntire, Age, Height, Family, Career, Bio