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Reba McEntire

February 17, 1992 OH235 42 min.


Country music performer. Born March 28, 1954. She is among the most successful recording artists to emerge in the 1980s and 1990s, with record sales over 40 million. A Country Music Association (CMA) and Grammy award winner. Her career expanded in the 1990s to include television and movie roles.

Interview Summary

1992 February 17
(42 minutes)
Country performer Reba McEntire talks about her career. Discussion includes her early musical influences; her interest in recording pop oldies, including “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”; recording her album My Kind of Country; her interest in creating music that appeals to female fans; her songwriting; development of her stage show; the impact of the tragic loss of her band; comments on her music videos; her early acting career; her business conglomerate, Starstruck Entertainment; balancing her private and public life; and comments on women and the country music industry.

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