I have had the pleasure in my long career covering country music of interviewing Reba McEntire many times throughout the years. Reba makes it a point to note that she remembers you and that she has enjoyed with you on each occasion. I have spoken with Reba at her Starstruck office in Nashville many times, as well as at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, after award shows, and even once in 2001 when she announced her Reba sitcom was coming to T.V. A number of journalists watched the pilot episode of the sitcom along with her before it aired.
Reba never disappoints; she is as sweet, considerate, and friendly as she seems on T.V. or at concerts or award shows. That’s one reason it was so fun to watch her play a villain on ABC TV’s Big Sky this past year. She is nothing like her Big Sky character. It’s interesting to be around her, knowing how legendary she is when she is just so normal and unintimidating.
Through the years, she told me many things about her life and career, and I thought it would be fun to share five things over the years that she told me.