Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955), or known simply by her first name, Reba, is an American country singer, songwriter, and actress. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, she performed the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee. She signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983.
Signing with MCA Nashville Records, McEntire took creative control over her second MCA album, My Kind of Country (1984), which had a more traditional country sound and produced two number one singles: “How Blue” and “Somebody Should Leave”. The album brought her breakthrough success, bringing her a series of successful albums and number one singles in the 1980s and 1990s. McEntire has since released 29 studio albums, acquired 24 number one singles, 16 number one albums, and 28 albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. She often is referred to as “The Queen of Country,” and she has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.
In the early 1990s, McEntire branched into film starting with 1990’s Tremors. She has since starred in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (2001) and in her television sitcom Reba (2001–07), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series–Musical or Comedy. As of February 2020, Reba has returned to Universal Music Group.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Shania Twain, released November 8, 2004. The album contains 17 hits (18 on the International version) from her three Diamond albums The Woman in Me, Come On Over and Up!. Also included are three new songs: “Party for Two” which hit the top ten at country in the U.S., UK and Germany, “Don’t!” and “I Ain’t No Quitter”. No material from Twain’s self-titled debut album is included.
Greatest Hits finished 2005 as the highest selling country album in the US. The album has been certified 4× platinum in the US and 2× platinum in the UK.
Greatest Hits debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Top Country Albums with 530,000 copies sold. The album stayed at number one on that chart for 11 consecutive weeks. As of December 2019, the album has sold 4.4 million copies in the US.
“Forever and for Always” 4:03
“I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” 4:02
“Up!” (green album version) 2:53
“Come On Over” 2:54
“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” 3:54
“That Don’t Impress Me Much” 4:27
“From This Moment On” 3:55
“Honey, I’m Home” 3:37
“You’re Still the One” 3:15
“Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)” 3:35
“Love Gets Me Every Time” 3:33
“No One Needs to Know” 3:03
“You Win My Love” 3:45
“(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!” 3:48
“The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)” 3:57
“Any Man of Mine” 4:06
“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” 3:59
“Party for Two” (with Mark McGrath) 3:31
“Party for Two” (with Billy Currington) 3:31
“I Ain’t No Quitter” 3:30
Bruce Bouton – pedal steel guitar Larry Byrom – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar Joe Chemay – bass guitar, fretless bass B.J. Cole – dobro, pedal steel guitar Billy Crain – slide guitar Billy Currington – duet vocals on “Party for Two” (country version) Diamond Duggal – percussion Simon Duggal – percussion Glen Duncan – fiddle Stuart Duncan – fiddle Larry Franklin – fiddle Paul Franklin – pedabro, pedal steel guitar Carl Gorodetzky – string contractor Gavin Greenaway – string arrangements Rob Hajacos – fiddle David Hamilton – string arrangements, strings Aubrey Haynie – fiddle John Hobbs – organ, Wurlitzer Dann Huff – six-string bass guitar, 12-string electric guitar, electric guitar, electric sitar, sound effects, talk box guitar, tic tac bass, wah-wah guitar Ronn Huff – string arrangements John Hughey – pedal steel guitar David Hungate – bass guitar The Irish Film Orchestra – strings John Barlow Jarvis – piano, Wurlitzer Nick Jeca – clapping Robert John “Mutt” Lange – clapping, background vocals Paul Leim – drums, percussion, door slam Mark McGrath – duet vocals on “Party for Two” (pop version) Terry McMillan – cowbell, harmonica, harp, stomping Carl Marsh – string arrangements, strings Brent Mason – electric guitar Joey Miskulin – accordion The Nashville String Machine – strings Michael Omartian – piano Matt Rollings – piano Olle Romo – programming Joe Spivey – fiddle Aurther Stead – organ, piano, Wurlitzer Michael Thompson – bouzouki, e-bow, electric guitar, slide guitar Shania Twain – clapping, footsteps, lead vocals, background vocals Biff Watson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, nylon string guitar John Willis – banjo, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, mandolin Jonathan Yudkin – cello, fiddle, mandolin, violin
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