Country Music News

I have interviewed Reba McEntire more than 20 times in my career and even talked to her on Thursday (3/24) about what she has coming up. In every interview, she is sweet, to the point, and wants to keep things focused on what’s next instead of what she has accomplished. But she’s accomplished a lot: she’s a country music icon and actress, and one of the few celebrities who needs just one name to be recognized: Reba.

During the interview on Thursday, I told her about this list and asked what her top five Reba songs were, her response as she used her fingers to count, “’ Fancy,’ ‘Is There Life Out There,’ ‘I’m A Survivor,’ ‘Can’t Even Get The Blues,’ ‘Take It Back,’ and ‘Why Haven’t I Heard From You,’ that’s six and ‘Georgia,’ (‘The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia’) ‘Georgia’ has to be in there too, that’s seven.”

And yes, “Fancy” would be her number one song. She offered, “I just love story songs.”

To celebrate her 67th birthday this week (3/28), we dove deep into Reba’s catalog to rate what we think are her 40 best songs.