Biography

One of the most beloved singers of all time, country or otherwise, this charismatic star has won a slew of awards and honors for her popular recordings. In the early ‘90s, she branched out into acting with remarkable success. A supporting role in the delightful B-movie Tremors led to other work, mostly in TV projects. But 2001 proved to be her banner year as an actress. Not only did McEntire win raves and a Drama Desk Award as the legendary Annie Oakley in a Broadway revival of the musical Annie Get Your Gun, she also launched her eponymous hit sitcom, which ran for six seasons and earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a People’s Choice Award. She lent her unmistakable voice to a number of animated films, including Charlotte’s Web and The Fox and the Hound 2. And she’s proven herself to be a smart businesswoman as well: In 1988, she cofounded the management company Starstruck Entertainment with her husband, Narvel Blackstock, and has also launched her own lines of clothing, footwear, luggage and home goods.

Fast Facts

  • Sang with her brother Pake and sister Susie as the Singing McEntires as a child.
  • Worked on the WPRA rodeo circuit for 10 years in quarter-horse barrel racing.
  • Almost didn't make it to her debut at the Grand Ole Opry on September 17, 1977. A guard at the gate didn't see her name on the list and refused to let her in. It took a call from her booking agent to resolve the problem.
  • Was offered the role of Molly Brown in Titanic, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 18, 1998.
  • Served as a spokesperson for the Middle Tennessee United Way, the national 4-H clubs of America and Bob Hope's Hope for a Drug-Free America.
  • Has hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards more than 10 times.

Awards

  • 1986, Grammy — Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Musical Performer: Winner
  • 1992, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Musical Performer: Winner
  • 1995, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Musical Performer: Winner
  • 1994, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Country Music Performer: Winner
  • 1996, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Musical Performer: Winner
  • 1997, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Musical Performer: Winner
  • 2002, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
  • 1993, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Country Music Performer: Winner
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2004, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2006, CMT Music Awards — Most Inspiring Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2004, CMT Music Awards — Johnny Cash Visionary Award: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 1993, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 1992, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Country Music Performer: Winner
  • 2015, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Narvel Blackstock — Husband
  • Alice Foran — Sister
  • Del Stanley (Pake) McEntire — Brother
  • Jacqueline McEntire — Mother
  • Clark Vincent McEntire — Father
  • Susie McEntire — Sister
  • Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock — Son
  • Brandon Blackstock — Stepson
  • Shawna Blackstock — Stepdaughter
  • Charlie Battles — Ex-husband
  • Chassidy Blackstock Standefer — Stepdaughter

College

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, United States (BA in Elementary Education and Music, 1976)

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  • Birth Place: McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
  • Birthday: March 28, 1955, Aries
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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