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Reba McEntire is a chart-topping, award-winning country music singer who has acted in films and starred on her own sitcom. She also owns several businesses.
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In 1991 Reba McEntire released her cover of the Bobby Gentry song "Fancy." The song and the music video went on to receive critical acclaim.
A blend of McEntire's more traditional twangy style with a more mainstream pop sound, "Whoeevr's in New England" appealed to a wide audience, cementing Reba's place as country royalty for years to come.
In 1993 Reba released "Does He Love You" a duet song with country singer Linda Davis for which she won the Grammy award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.
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Memorabilia on display at the exhibit include various costumes and awards, amongst other items that have been highlighted throughout her career.
What is the secret of McEntire's success? "To succeed in life," she has said, "you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone."
In 1976, Reba McEntire married steer wrestling champion and rancher Charlie Battles. The couple owned a ranch in Oklahoma. But in 1987, just as McEntire's musical career had begun to soar, the marriage collapsed. After their divorce, the singer moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to refocus on her music. In 1989, McEntire wed her manager, Narvel Blackstock, who already had three children from a previous marriage. In 1990, the couple would welcome a son, Shelby McEntire Blackstock, into their blended family.
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