Reba McEntire was honored and humbled when she received an invitation to be one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame earlier this year, along with Bobby Braddock and Jean Shepard. Reba already has many special memories of the Hall of Fame and Museum, but seeing her name as a permanent fixture on one of the gold plaques immortalizing Hall of Fame members is a moment she has wished for, for years.
“Coming to Nashville when I was a litty bitty girl – that was the only vacation we ever took, because Daddy always took us rodeoing and although he was working, we were still kind of sightseeing,” Reba said. “He said we stayed on vacation anyway, all the time. But coming down here and seeing those bronze plaques on the walls and I remember seeing Dolly’s and Porter’s, and I remember thinking, ‘Man, Dolly Parton. That’d be so cool to have one of those one of these days.’”
Reba recently released her latest single, “When Love Gets a Hold of You,” from her album, All the Women I Am. She was also recognized by the Academy of Country Music for winning Female Vocalist seven times – more than any other artist in the Academy’s history – during the ACM’s Girl’s Night Out: Superstar Women of Country concert.