Reba McEntire performs the national anthem before Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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40 Songs That Define Reba McEntire's Decades-Spanning Greatness

Reba McEntire's been scoring chart-topping hits for over 40 years.

Nashville recording artist, sitcom superstar, frequent CMA Awards host and all-around entertainer Reba McEntire remains a creative force in country music. The Oklahoma legend charted her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1982, and she hasn't slowed down in the 40-plus years since.

Musically, McEntire became one of the genre's leading neo-traditionalists with a string of hit albums, starting with 1984's aptly-titled My Kind of Country. That period of success paid off a long climb in the mainstream that began in the mid-'70s. She's remained on that mountaintop since, with acting roles and additional hits that suited the '90s country boom making McEntire a transcendent pop culture figure. Living legend status has been solidified by more memorable music and such opportunities as a coaching role on "The Voice" and a chance in 2024 to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.

Notably, McEntire's Super Bowl gig came 50 years after a similar opportunity at a rodeo in Oklahoma City led to her being discovered as a potential country star.

These 40 McEntire songs exemplify the varied career and celebrated talents of one of the most endearing and enduring voices in country music lore.

This story previously ran on Aug. 8, 2023. It was updated on Feb. 13, 2024. 

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