From "Can't Even Get the Blues" in 1982 to "Somebody" in 2004, Reba McEntire has been delivering number one songs for many years. Her name and voice are synonymous with country music. Reba now marks that career by turning in a 35-song compilation of her number one singles, plus two brand new recordings.
Reba #1's is a celebration of a career that has included 33 #1 hits, 29 albums, multiple awards and countless shows and performances. This album is a collection of the songs country music fans have known and loved for over two decades.
As a mainstay on country radio, Reba's music has become a soundtrack for the human experience. She has put words to our heartache with songs like "You Lie," "Somebody Should Leave" and "Rumor Has It"; inspired us with "I'm A Survivor" and "How Was I To Know"; and broke our hearts with "The Greatest Man I Never Knew" and "And Still." And no one can deliver a love song like the redhead from Oklahoma ï¿½ "Somebody" and "Forever Love" gave us hope that love really does conquer all.
That talent has also brought her a slew of awards and honors, including 15 American Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music awards, 7 Country Music Association awards and 2 Grammy's.
In a career that has now expanded beyond music, Reba is also a multiple award winner in the acting arena. Her critically acclaimed Broadway debut in 2001's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN was awarded both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards. Now in its fifth season, her self-titled TV show, REBA, reigns as the WB's top rated sitcom and has landed Reba a Golden Globe nomination and a People's Choice Award.
Reba's ever-expanding talents have now grown to encompass a clothing line as well. REBA, a woman's clothing collection of business and casual separates, entered the fashion place in the spring of 2005 and is now sold via Dillard's and www.rebawear.com. The line is an extension of Reba's style and taste, and offers a bit of her personality to shoppers.
Through her music, television show, clothing collection, and everything else she does, Reba McEntire represents the ideals, dreams and issues that people of all backgrounds care about. She speaks to our everyday lives while showing us what else is out there. Her personality and talent have drawn in millions of fans. It's why she became the first country female artist to sell five million copies of one album since Patsy Cline. It's why she's now sold more than 49 million albums in her career.Reba McEntire has been the leading lady of country music for over 20 years. While her career now stretches far beyond country music, she's never forgotten her roots. She is a role model for those who have come behind her, inspiring them to take chances and refuse to accept limitations on what they can do.