Reba Nell McEntire born March 28, 1955, also known mononymously as Reba,

is an American country music singer, actress, and businesswoman.

She is often referred to as the "Queen of the Nation", having sold over 75 million records worldwide.

Since the 1970s, McEntire has had over 100 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart,

25 of which reached number one. She is also credited as an actress, 

appearing in both films and television. He starred in the television series Reba, 

which aired for six seasons. She also owns several businesses including a clothing line.

One of four children, McEntire was born and raised in the state of Oklahoma.

His hobbies in childhood and adolescence included barrel racing and sports. 

He also had a natural ability to sing, which was encouraged by his mother.

With the help of his mother, he and his siblings created Singing McEntire,

which was played at local events and recorded for small labels.

McEntire later enrolled at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and studied to become a public school teacher.

She also made occasional appearances and was heard singing at a rodeo event by country artist Red Stiegel.