History Music / RebaMcEntire

21st Oct '17 12:09:03 PM Twentington
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* AdvertisedExtra: A bizarre [[InvertedTrope inversion]] came with "Every Other Weekend". The album version had Music/KennyChesney as a duet partner, but since her label couldn't reach an agreement with his, the single version had Skip Ewing singing duet vocals. Most stations played the Chesney version anyway, even before it was confirmed as a single. As a result, it was credited to Reba and Kenny for the first few weeks it was on the chart before its release, then to "Reba [=McEntire=] with Kenny Chesney or Skip Ewing" for one week, then just Reba for the rest of its chart run.
22nd Sep '17 9:02:32 AM dlchen145
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CountryMusic's reigning queen for the better part of two decades, Oklahoman Reba [=McEntire=] has done it all. In her career, she has racked up more than thirty #1 hits (out of more than 80 singles overall) - more than any other female country music artist - and had the first multi-platinum album by a female country act. She is known for her [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents twangy voice]], [[FieryRedhead bright red hair]] and strong, no-nonsense material. Her accolades include two Grammys (for "Whoever's in New England" and "Does He Love You"), as well as several trophies from the two major country music award associations, the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Although her radio hits were fewer and further between in the 2000s, she came back in full force in late 2009-early 2010 with "Consider Me Gone," the biggest hit of her career.

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CountryMusic's reigning queen for the better part of two decades, Oklahoman Reba Nell [=McEntire=] (born March 28, 1955) has done it all. In her career, she has racked up more than thirty #1 hits (out of more than 80 singles overall) - more than any other female country music artist - and had the first multi-platinum album by a female country act. She is known for her [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents twangy voice]], [[FieryRedhead bright red hair]] and strong, no-nonsense material. Her accolades include two Grammys (for "Whoever's in New England" and "Does He Love You"), as well as several trophies from the two major country music award associations, the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Although her radio hits were fewer and further between in the 2000s, she came back in full force in late 2009-early 2010 with "Consider Me Gone," the biggest hit of her career.
28th Aug '17 3:17:10 PM Twentington
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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Twice. She changed Music/TheEverlyBrothers' "Cathy's Clown" from first to third person (resulting in the story changing to a third party observing the storyline), and Lee Greenwood's "Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands" from third to first. Oddly, even though she was singing "Ring on my finger, time on my hands", she kept the original title on the CD listing and on the charts.

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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Twice. She changed Music/TheEverlyBrothers' "Cathy's Clown" from first to third person (resulting in the story changing to a third party observing the storyline), and Lee Greenwood's "Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands" from third to first. Oddly, even Even though she was singing "Ring on my finger, time on my hands", she kept the original title on the CD listing and on the charts.



** "Ring On My Finger, Time On My Hands." Lee Greenwood's version is from a male perspective, admitting he had neglected his wife and admitting that her turning to another man was understandable. Reba's version takes it up another notch and virtually calls the husband cold and distant when he is home.

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** "Ring On My on Her Finger, Time On My on Her Hands." Lee Greenwood's version is from a male perspective, admitting he had neglected his wife and admitting that her turning to another man was understandable. Reba's version takes it up another notch and virtually calls the husband cold and distant when he is home.
17th Aug '17 9:35:32 PM CJCroen1393
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* WhamLine: "Somebody" starts out being about a man sharing his dating troubles with a waitress at his favorite diner. She tells him that he may be surprised to find the love of his life might be right in front of him and he never noticed. The chorus goes on to talk about how the perfect person could be someone you walk past every day and just haven't really met yet. As the man is taking the elevator in his apartment complex, he notices "that blue-eyed girl from two floors up" and wonders if she could be the one the waitress meant. The third verse makes it abundantly clear though that:
--> Now they laugh about the moment that it happened
--> The moment they both missed until that day
--> When he saw his future in her eyes
--> Instead of just another friendly face
--> And he wonders why
--> He searched so long
--> When she was always there
--> At that diner waiting on...
4th Jun '17 2:31:00 PM Twentington
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* TruckDriversGearChange: "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" pulls off a rather unusual one, going from C [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorian_mode Dorian]] on the verses to G major on the chorus. The second verse also contains a single line ("Well the Georgia patrol was makin' their rounds…") that goes up to G before returning.
* VocalEvolution: One of her trademarks was her {{Melismatic|Vocals}}, vowel-bending, theatrical singing voice. Over time, she's ditched most of the theatrics and now sings in a more straightforward voice (partially because her older style was giving her vocal polyps).

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* TruckDriversGearChange: "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" pulls off a rather unusual one, going from C [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorian_mode Dorian]] Dorian on the verses to G major on the chorus. The second verse also contains a single line ("Well the Georgia patrol was makin' their rounds…") that goes up to G before returning.
* VocalEvolution: One of her trademarks was her {{Melismatic|Vocals}}, {{melismatic|Vocals}}, vowel-bending, theatrical singing voice. Over time, she's ditched most of the theatrics and now sings in a more straightforward voice (partially because her older style was giving her vocal polyps).
31st Mar '17 12:17:46 PM Twentington
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* LoveTriangle: "Does He Love You" has two women feuding over the same man.
27th Sep '16 11:27:50 PM CJO123
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Reba has also dabbled in acting a few times, including a six-season run in the SitCom ''Series/{{Reba}}'' and the role of Annie Oakley in the 2001 musical ''Annie Get Your Gun''. She also played Heather Gummer, Burt's wife in the first ''Film/{{Tremors}}''. Come 2012, she's starring in ''another'' sitcom, ''Series/MalibuCountry'', with nearly the same premise as her first sitcom.

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Reba has also dabbled in acting a few times, including a six-season successful six season run in the SitCom ''Series/{{Reba}}'' and the role of Annie Oakley in the 2001 musical ''Annie Get Your Gun''. She also played Heather Gummer, Burt's wife in the first ''Film/{{Tremors}}''. Come 2012, she's starring in ''another'' sitcom, ''Series/MalibuCountry'', with nearly the same premise as her first sitcom.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Well, does she look like she's in her 60s to you?

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Well, does she look like she's in her early 60s to you?
20th Sep '16 1:18:25 PM JoieDeCombat
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** "Fancy," in the music video. While Bobbie Gentry's Fancy was an 18-year-old lady sent by her dying mother to a dance where she uses her sexual prowess and the connections she makes to build a better life for herself, thus saving her from the vicious cycle, Reba's "Fancy Rae Baker" is, in the video, sent off by her dying mother to become a songstress and actress and to use her talents to gain a better life for herself.
20th Sep '16 1:11:57 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kol3V2LXRE#t=1m22s this segment]] on ''Nashville Now'', K.T. Oslin tells Reba that they're going to [[http://www.sex-lexis.com/Sex-Dictionary/talk talk]] and to [[StupidSexyFlanders "hustle your shapely fanny back over here"]] to [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces to her desk]] so they can [[http://www.sex-lexis.com/Sex-Dictionary/get%20to%20it get to it]]. K.T. then tells the audience to stay tuned because they [[GirlOnGirlIsHot "won't want to miss this"]].
12th Jul '16 4:14:51 PM Jellybean12
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* LyricalDissonance: "Little Rock" is a bouncy, upbeat little song about leaving your neglectful husband and asking for a divorce.
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