Reba McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter, producer and actress who has a net worth of $95 million.
To date, Reba McEntire has sold more than 90 million records globally. As an actress she has starred in several movies and most notably her own show "Reba" from 2001 to 2007.
To date she has released 16 #1 albums, more than any other female country artist.
Early Life Reba McEntire was born in 1955 in Kiowa, Oklahoma, where she got her start performing on the rodeo circuit as a teenager.
Reba initially entered Southeastern Oklahoma University with the goal of eventually becoming an elementary school teacher.
Outside of school she sang at local venues. One night during her sophomore year she sang the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City.
Thanks to the performance Reba was discovered by country artist Red Steagall who was extremely impressed by her vocal abilities.
Red brought Reba to Nashville, Tennessee in 197 where she recorded a demo tape. After hearing the demo tape, Reba was signed to Mercury Records.
She actually went back to school and finished her degree, graduating in December 1976. Just one month later she was back in Nashville recording songs for a future debut album.
Her first single was somewhat disappointing, peaking at #88 on the Billboard country chart.
Reba released her self-titled debut solo album in August 1977. It was not commercial success.
Her second album, 1979's "Out of a Dream" featured a cover of Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams" which was a top 20 hit.