American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Record Producer, Reba Nell McEntire became famous with the release of her albums namely Rumor, For My broken heart and It is your call. She also did a noteworthy role in movie Tremors. But her breakthrough was with her TV show Reba which ran for around 6 years. Keep reading to know more about Reba McEntire’s net worth in 2018.
Reba McEntire Early Life
Reba was born on March 28, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. Her mother, Jacqueline (née Smith; b. November 6, 1926) was a school teacher who wished to be a country musician. She taught her children how to sing. Reba learned to play the guitar and write songs. Reba, her brother, Pake and younger sister, Susie formed a vocal group: “Singing McEntires”. Alice, the older sister, did not join. The group sang in rodeos and made a name in “The Ballad of John McEntire”. Their father, Clark Vincent McEntire (November 30, 1927 – October 23, 2014) won the World Champion Steer ropers (1957, 1958, and 1961).
Reba graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University (1976). She sang locally when she was hired at National Rodeo, Oklahoma City. There she met Red Steagall who helped Reba to establish her country-music career in Nashville, Tennessee.
Reba McEntire Career
Reba’s first record for Mercury (1976) released her solo: “I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand” was ranked no. 88. Her second album (1976) included “There’s Nothing like Love between a Woman and Man” ranked no. 86 (1977). Her third single: “Glad I Waited Just for You” ranked no. 88. In 1983, Reba left Mercury.
Reba signed with MCA Nashville Records (1984) and released her seventh album: “Just a Little Love” with Norro Wilson. Since Reba was not satisfied, she met with Jimmy Bowen, the MCA president. He asked Reba to select her songs: Ray Price’s “Don’t You Believe Her”, “I Want to Hear It from You”; Carl Smith’s “Before I Met You”, Faron Young’s “He’s Only Everything” and Connie Smith’s “You’ve Got Me Right Where You Want Me”. The two numbers both singles: “How Blue” and “Somebody Should Leave”. The recording was praised by Billboard: “the finest woman country singer since Kitty Wells”. Rolling Stone honoured her as one of their Top 5 favourite country artists.
Reba’s “My Kind of Country” was No. 13 at the Top Country Albums chart. They had used instruments such as fiddle and pedal steel guitar for traditional country sound. Reba’s written second single song: “Only in My Mind” reached No. 5 on the Billboard country chart. Reba’s first MCA compilation, Greatest Hits was released that certified her platinum that was certified triple-platinum. A twelfth studio album, “The Last One to Know”, was released (1987) in which she recorded her own emotions going through her divorce from husband, Charlie Battles.
Reba’s fourteenth studio album, “Sweet Sixteen”, was released (May 1989). It was at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and no. 78 on top 100 on the Billboard 200. Lead single was cover of The Everly Brothers’ “Cathy’s Clown” with Reba’s version was No. 1 on the Billboard country music chart. There were three more Top 10 hits: “Till Love Comes Again”, “Little Girl”, and “Walk On” that were at No. 4, 7 and 2. In September, Reba released “Reba Live”, her first live album that was certified gold and later after a decade it was certified platinum ten years later.
Awards & Achievements
Over the years, throughout her career as Country Music Artist, Reba has won awards as Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Academy of Country Music Awards for Herself Top Female Vocalist (1984-87, 1990-91, 94), Country Music Video of the Year (“Whoever’s in New England”, 1986; “Is There Life Out There”, 1987), Entertainer of the Year (“Herself”), Home Depot Humanitarian Award (“Herself”, 2002). Leading Lady Award (“Herself”, 2003), Special Award for Most Female Vocalist (“Herself”, 2005). Career Achievement Award (“Herself”, 2010). 50th Anniversary Milestone Award (“Herself”, 2015). Mae Boren Axton Award (“Herself”, 2017).
Net worth of Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire has estimated net worth of $95 million. Earnings include from the sale of her music records, TV show appearances and movies. She has a house at Beverly Hills valued at $10 million.
Earnings from her albums
Reba – $ 2,000,000
Reba: Duets – $1,000,000
All the Women I am – $3,47,000
If you see Him – $1,050,000
What if it’s You – $2,050,000
Read my Mind – $3,100,000 and more.
Reba McEntire aged 62 who commenced her career in the music industry since she was a teenager and has won many awards in the music industry is still busy recording. Certainly, age is just number for her, and she is still doing her job with the same passion and dedication.