What's Your Reba IQ?


By: Susan McDonald

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"I'm a survivor!" While Reba might've been a survivor in her TV show, can you survive this quiz? Reba McEntire is one of the biggest names in country music. From her singing career to her acting career, what's your Reba IQ?

Reba McEntire was born in the midwest in the mid-1950s. She would participate in singing and music activities her entire life before she would gain the attention of a record label. At age 20, she was signed to her first major label and her career took off.

The singer has a long resume in music and in film. Since 1977, Reba McEntire has released over 30 albums. These albums include hits like "Does He Love You," "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," and "Fancy." The singer would also appear in a series of shows before nailing her own sitcom, "Reba," that lasted from 2001 to 2007. 

In her impressive career, Reba McEntire has won over 80 awards which include three Grammy Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, and seven CMA awards. With her decorated life and catalog of works, what's your Reba IQ?

Can you remember which midwest state she hails from? What college was she attending when she first got discovered? What's the name of her first album? If you can answer these questions, you're ready for this quiz! 

Can you follow Reba's country tune with these questions? Let's find out if you're a survivor like her. Let's go!

In what state did Reba grow up?

Reba grew up in the small town of McAlester, Oklahoma. Today, the population remains under 20,000 people.


Reba was discovered when she sang the national anthem at what event?

Reba's father and grandfather were world-champions in the steer roping category, so she spent lots of time at rodeos growing up. When she sang the national anthem at the 1974 rodeo in Oklahoma City, another performer was sufficiently impressed to help her get a recording contract.


With what record label did Reba initially sign?

In 1975, Reba began recording for the Mercury label in Nashville. Her first single was released in early 1976.


What was the title of Reba's first single to reach the top 10?

Reba didn't hit the big time immediately, although she did crack the top 100 with her first single. However, it was 1980's "You Life Me Up" that put her in the top 10 for the first time.


Reba won her first major award in 1984. What was it?

Once her career took off, it didn't slow down. In 1984, Reba was named CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, an award she won the next three consecutive years.


Through 2017, how many Grammy Awards has Reba won?

Reba has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards. She has won two, first in 2000 and again in 2007.


A tragic event occurred in Reba's musical family in 1991. What was it?

Returning from a concert, a plane carrying eight members of Reba's band crashed near San Diego. All on board were killed.


When did Reba make her debut at the Grand Ole Opry?

Reba made her first appearance on the Opry stage on September 17, 1977. She sang "Invitation to the Blues."


What year did the television series "Reba" begin?

"Reba" premiered in October 2001. After six seasons, it went off the air in 2007.


On the television series called "Reba," what was Reba's character's last name?

Reba played single mom Reba Hart, who was challenged by various issues, further complicated by living next door to her ex-husband and his new wife.


As of 2017, Reba has received 50 CMA award nominations. What record does this represent?

As of 2017, Reba has received 50 nominations for Country Music Association Awards. This is the most for any female artist in the history of the awards.


How many Christmas albums has Reba recorded as of 2017?

To date, she has released three holiday albums. Merry Christmas to You came out in 1987, the Secret of Giving in 1999, and My Kind of Christmas in 2016.


What was the name of Reba's second television series?

"Malibu Country," which debuted in 2012, showed Reba as a divorced mom who moves to Malibu in the hope of revitalizing her career as a country singer. The show was cancelled after only 18 episodes.


Reba is related by marriage to another recording superstar. Who is it?

Kelly Clarkson is married to Brandon Blackstock, who is the son of Reba's former husband. This makes Clarkson her daughter-in-law by marriage.


In what year was Reba born?

Reba Nell McEntire was born on March 28, 1955. She has two sisters and one brother.


What was Reba's initial career goal?

Reba initially planned to be a grade school teacher. She'd have been a popular one, don't you think?


What record label does Reba currently record for?

Reba has changed labels several times, most recently in 2014. It was then that she signed with Nash Icon, a division of larger company, Big Machine.


What was the name of Reba's first studio album?

Reba released her first album shortly after arriving in Nashville. It was called simply "Reba McEntire."


Reba made her Broadway debut in 2001. What was the name of the show?

Reba debuted on the Broadway stage in 2001 in a revival of Annie Get Your Gun. She played the title role of Annie Oakley in the iconic musical comedy.


Reba hosted the Academy of Country Music awards 14 times. Which of the following co-hosted with her?

Reba hosted the show alone for several years, but she had a few co-hosts along the way. Blake Shelton shared the duties in 2011 and 2012.


Reba starred in a second TV series in 2012. What was the name of the character she played?

The main character in "Malibu Country" was named Reba McKenzie. The show didn't last long, unfortunately.


When was Reba inducted into the Grand Ole Opry?

Reba was honored by being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 17, 1986. This took place less than a decade after her Opry debut.


On what two networks did the television series "Reba" air?

"Reba" started on the WB network. Later WB merged with UPN to form the CW network, which aired the show until its cancellation.


What is the first name of Reba's son?

Reba's only biological child is son Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock; she has three step-children. Her son is a race car driver.


When she was young, Reba sang with some of her siblings. What was the name of their group?

Reba, her brother, and one of her sisters began singing together and called themselves the Singing McEntires. They sang at rodeos and made one record together.


What rodeo event did Reba participate in as a young girl?

When she was growing up, Reba joined her family members in participating in the rodeo. She competed in barrel racing from age 11 to 21.


In addition to entertainment, Reba has a finger in several other business ventures. Which of these is not among them?

Reba has branched out into several business ventures, including clothing, luggage, home decor, and footwear. Much of her merchandise is available online.


What college did Reba attend?

After high school, Reba enrolled at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she majored in Elementary Education and minored in Music. She earned her degree in 1976.


What was the title of Reba's debut single?

Reba's first single, "I Don't Want to Be a One Night Stand," debuted in January 1986. It reached number 88 on the Billboard Country Music chart.


In 2016, Reba appeared as a guest judge on what reality TV show?

In July 2016, Reba appeared as a guest judge on "America's Got Talent." The show aired during the eleventh season of the series.


On her self-titled television series, what was the name of Reba's oldest daughter?

Reba's oldest daughter was named Cheyenne. After getting pregnant during high school, she married her football-playing boyfriend, setting up an ongoing storyline.


In 2007, the album "Reba: Duets" was released. Which of the following artists was not featured on the album?

The album has 11 tracks and includes LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Dunn, and several others. Willie Nelson, however, was not included.


In 2006, Reba provided the voice of Betsy the Cow in what animated movie?

When the beloved children's book "Charlotte's Web" became an animated movie, many top stars provided voices for the characters. Reba participated by voicing Betsy the Cow.


What is the title of Reba's hit song that also served as the theme song for her first TV series?

"I'm a Survivor" has much significance in Reba's career. It is the name of one of her biggest hits, the title of an album, and the theme song for her first TV series.


Reba has guest-starred twice in the TV series "Baby Daddy." The show stars which of her former "Reba" co-stars?

"Baby Daddy" is a cable sitcom that aired from 2012 until 2017. One of its co-stars was Melissa Peterman, who portrayed Barbara Jean on "Reba."


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