Reba photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group.
Reba’s resume includes Country Music Hall of Fame member, recording artist, Broadway star, film and television actress and fashion designer, just to name a few over the last four decades. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will pay tribute to her with the exhibit Reba: All the Women I Am, which opens August 9 and runs through June 8, 2014.
“Reba is the most successful female country performer of her generation, and a major influence on many of the female recording artists who have followed her,” Museum Director Kyle Young said. “Her achievements and accolades are almost too numerous to mention: She has sold more than 40 million records, charted nearly 60 Top Ten singles and 24 No. 1 hits, and been honored with nearly 50 major awards, including two GRAMMY awards, the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year award and the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award; she is also one of only four entertainers in history to receive the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress. And, of course, she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011. Continue Reading
Reba McEntire photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of the Valory Music Co.
It was a good 30 years ago that Reba McEntire picked up her first Top 10 hit, “(You Lift Me) Up To Heaven.” Since that time, she’s watched scores of country stars come and go, but kept her own spot among the elite performers in the genre.
At the time she had that first hit, the biggest star in country music was Kenny Rogers, and even now, Reba remembers how much the Gambler was driven to stay at the top.
GAC host Suzanne Alexander.
Here at GAC, we have the greatest hosts — Suzanne Alexander, Nan Kelley, Bill Cody and Storme Warren. They all sincerely love and respect country music and love every opportunity to connect with the fans. We asked Suzanne to recap 2009 and highlight some of her favorite moments:
So another year over and a new one’s about to begin…
I have to say, I definitely feel lucky and blessed to have had the year I had, considering all that was going on in this world. There were many highlights the world over too, like the “Miracle on the Hudson,” for one. What I wouldn’t give to have Sully flying a plane I was on!
Closer to home, more specifically in our GAC studios – I had many little miracles of my own, including getting to spend time with two of my biggest heroes, personal favorites I have been listening to forever. Continue Reading