Reba McEntire At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Often referred to as “The Queen of Country,” Reba McEntire was born in 1955 in Kiowa, Oklahoma. As a child, she was taught by her mother, who had aspired once to become a country singer herself, to sing. Along with her siblings, Reba was a part of the Singing McEntires, before attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University. There, she sang locally and was hired to perform the national anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Red Steagall, a country artist who was also performing on that day, was impressed with McEntire’s singing abilities and helped her start her career in Nashville, kick starting what would become a successful career for her. McEntire began with Mercury Records, before moving on to MCA Nashville Records in the mid-80s. In 1986, she was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.