Reba McEntire is one of the most successful female country music recording artists of all time. She released her first album in 1977 and reached the peak of popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. Also an actress, McEntire played a divorced mother raising a teenage daughter on the comedy sitcom "Reba," which ran for six seasons on the WB Network beginning in 2001.
McEntire was named "Best Female Vocalist" by the Country Music Association each year from 1984 to 1987, accounting for four of her seven lifetime CMA awards. She has also won two Grammy Awards and 15 American Music Awards, as of 2015.
McEntire was born in Oklahoma on March 28, 1955. The daughter of a professional steer roper, she grew up on the rodeo circuit.