Actor Allusion: The video for "Every Other Weekend" stars Steve Howey and Joanna Garcia as the divorced couple being sung about. They played Reba's son-in-law and daughter in Reba.
Breakthrough Hit: 1980's "You Lift Me Up to Heaven," if you consider her solo releases. But of the countless artists she's recorded with through the years (ranging from Vince Gill to Kelly Clarkson), it was a Texas-based country singer and 1970s hit-maker named Jacky Ward who, two years earlier, got her into the top 20 of the Hot Country Singles chart for the first time, with a duet ditty called "Three Sheets in the Wind." Ward is largely forgotten today; McEntire would go on to her Hall of Fame career and become an influence to countless female artists in nearly every genre.
Creator Breakdown: The very bleak (but awesome) For My Broken Heart was released after Reba lost most of her band in an airplane crash.
One of said band members was Chris Austin, who released a few singles for Warner Bros. in the late 1980s and co-wrote Ricky Skaggs' 1991 hit "Same Ol' Love".
Creator Couple: She is married to her longtime manager, Narvel Blackstock.
Technology Marches On: "Why Haven't I Heard From You" suffers from this, since a good portion of the song is bragging about the best phone technology 1994 has to offer. The worst is probably the line about how there's one on every corner, since payphones have been quickly disappearing since the rise of cell phones.
Unintentional Period Piece: "Why Haven't I Heard From You" goes over all of the then current wonders of the telephone...obviously a land line.
"Does He Love You". Reba had wanted to cut the song since the mid-1980s, but her producer didn't like it. Then when she got a new producer, she wanted to make it a duet with Linda Davis, but label executives wanted her to sing it with either Wynonna or Trisha Yearwood, since they were both more established and on the same label. Reba ultimately got her way.
"The Heart Won't Lie" was originally supposed to be a duet with Kenny Rogers, but their singing ranges were too far apart for it to work.
She was originally tapped to record "Goodbye Time", but she felt the lyrics too closely paralleled her own then-recent divorce, so it went to Conway Twitty instead.