Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight to Feature Reba McEntire
Reba Nell McEntire has been the most successful female country performer of the 1980’s and 1990’s. With twenty number one hits, her elaborate stage productions and her emphasis on acting and video’s have redefined what it means to be a country star.
She spent her early years on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. She began her career in the music business as a high school student in the high school band. Red Steagall, heard her and brought her to Nashville where she signed a contract with Mercury Records in 1975 and the rest is history. First solo album was released in 1977, her first number one hit was in 1982, “Can’t Even Get the Blues.”
In the early 1990’s she branched out into movies with the film, “Tremors.” She has also stared in the Broadway revival of “Annie Get Your Gun,” she also stared in “Reba” from 2001 to 2007 a television sitcom. She is sometimes known as the “Queen of Country” having sold 57 million records. Reba’s been married twice. Her first husband was Charlie Battles, they divorced in 1987. In 1989, McEntire married her manager, Narvel Blackstock. She inherited three step children and gave birth to a son, Shelby, on February 23, 1990.
Sunday June 3rd, I am going to play the music and highlight the life of Reba McEntire, on the 98 Country Classic Spotlight at 11AM. Join me at 9 Am for the 98 Country Classic Show on 98.1 FM 98 Country