Reba McEntire Biography

Reva McEnire is first and foremost recognized as a country singer but she has also dabbled in songwriting, record producing and acting. Her versatile career has brought much popularity to her but it was her singing career that initially launched her fame and made her successful. A lot of people refer to her as “The Queen of Country” and it is rightfully so as she is one of the bestselling artists of all time with more than 85 million records sold worldwide.

While Reba McEntire was a high school student at Kiowa High School, she was singing for the school band and appeared on many rodeos and the local radio show with her siblings. While she was a sophomore at college she performed the national anthem and it caught the attention of agents who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee where she singed a record deal with Mercury Records in 1975. She would release five studio albums for the label between 1977 and 1983. Later on Reba singed with MCA Nashville Records and got more creative control over her work, which resulted in her having an even more successful career.

She started off with the album “My Kind of Country” (1984) and went for a more traditional style to her music. She would go on to enjoy immense success during the 80s and the 90s where her popularity got its peak. In total, Reba McEntire would release 29 studio albums in her career with 40 number one singles and 16 number one albums. 28 of her total albums received either a gold, platinum or multi-platinum selling score.

In the early 90s Reba also turned a bit towards her acting career. She would star in a number of shows and movies which brought her even more fame with the fans. She first started with an appearance on “Tremors” (1990) and would later on star on Broadway as well. But her most recognizable work is the TV series titled simply “Reba” which lasted between 2001 and 2007. For her performance in this show where she of course played the title character Reba McEntire was nominated for the Golden Globe Award as well. She still appears on TV in guess star roles or as a passing character showing that her popularity has not really subsided after all these years.


Reba McEntire and Michael Gross in “Tremors” (1990)

Reba McEntire Net Worth and Salary

She is one of the most successful country artists in history and overall has a great number of sold records. Her ventures continued on television and movies which she still earns from and her songs are being sang and records listened to even now. Reba McEntire is thus worth a whopping 92 million dollars, according to the last calculation of her net worth.

Partner and Family

Reba McEnitre married her manager Narvel Blackstock, who was a former steel guitar player himself, in 1989. They actually had a private wedding ceremony which took place on a boat on Lake Tahoe. Their marriage brought her even more fame and success and they were able to form together the Starstruck Entertainment which was firstly meant to help with Reba’s career. Narvel had three children from his previous marriage so Reba accepted Chassidy, Shawna, and Brandon as her own although they were her stepchildren.


Reba McEntire with her ex-husband Narvel Blackstock

However in 1990, Reba and Narvel got their own child and called him Shelby Blackstock. But in 2015, Reba and Narvel gave a statement together saying that they are separated and the divorce was finalized in October of 2015. Nevertheless, Reba continued to have a good relationship with her former husband and her stepchildren and she was extremely happy when Brandon Blackstock was announced to marry Kelly Clarkson who is Reba’s close friend.


Reba McEntire is currently 62 years old. She was born on March 28, 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma. Her parents are Jacqueline and Clark Vincent McEntire. It was her mother that taught Reba and her other children to sing, as she too wanted to be a country singer, but Reba taught herself how to play the guitar. Reba attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University and her plan was to become a teacher like her mother. But at that time she was performing with her siblings as they made a band called “The Singing McEntires” and they toured all over.

Eventually she dropped the dream of becoming a teacher and went into show business when she singed her first record deal. She performed with her bother Pake, who was a country musician in the 80s but eventually would give it up, and her sister Susie, who is an accomplished Christian music singer and she travels the country both performing and preaching.


Reba McEntire and Christopher Rich in “Reba”

Height and Weight

Reba McEntire is in her early 60s but she manages to maintain her looks in her later stage of life. She weighs 125 lbs – 57 kg and she is 5 feet 6 inches or 170 cm tall. Her body measurements are 37-26-37 inches.

Is Reba McEntire a Lesbian?

Reba McEntire is not a lesbian. She comes from the part of the country where it would be highly irregular to be so, thus it would be a scandal that would erupt in enormous magnitude. So Reba is straight by sexuality and has always been so and you have her family and former husband, in this case, as the best example.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Reba McEntire is an American citizen and she possesses an American nationality. Her ethnic group is Caucasian.

Biography & Facts
Born: March 28 1955
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: N/A
Profession: Singer / actress
Net Worth: $ 92 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5 feet 6 inches or 170 cm
Weight: 125 lbs or 57 kg
Married to: No
Affair with: N/A
Children: 4 (Chassidy – Shawna – Brandon -Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock)
Birth Sign: Aries
Education: Kiowa High School