Country Pop Bites: Reba McEntire – October 26
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2006 Reba McEntire was celebrated in the first "CMT Giants" concert at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre?
It’s true! Participants included Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna, Martina McBride, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Nettles and LeAnn Rimes.
Check out this Reba McEntire video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Reba McEntire.
- Reba Nell McEntire was born March 28, 1955. She was actually named for her maternal grandmother, Reba Estelle Brassfield.
- At 5 years old, Reba drove her dad’s truck while he kicked hay off the truck’s bed to feed the cattle in winter.
- When Reba was 12, she made her first-ever recording, with brother Pake and sister Susie. The song, ‘The Ballad of John McEntire,’ was written by family friend Clark Rhyne and recorded in Oklahoma City.
- At 16, Reba won the title of ‘Miss Ford Country.’ The prize — which she received for writing a winning essay — was the use of a new Ford for six months. Reba put 18,000 miles on the car.
- Reba attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she majored in elementary education and minored in music.