Kennedy Center Honors Recipient Shares Creative Journey to Queen of Country & Beyond
Multi-media icon Reba McEntire invited CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’ Donnell to Nashville for a chat about how life growing up on an Oklahoma ranch catapulted to a stardom and lead to receiving a prestigious Kennedy Center Honor. The pair went on a visual journey as well, walking the halls in Reba’s office and reflecting on her illustrious career as a singer, businesswoman and actress across film, television and Broadway.
Reba’s diverse talents, effervescent personality and strong work ethic have propelled her status as household name known around the globe. Bolstering her record of 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, six CMA Awards, three GRAMMY Awards and a GMA Dove Award. She has also received the Andrea Bocelli Foundation Humanitarian Award, Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award, the Music Biz Chairman’s Award, the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress and membership into the Horatio Alger Association, in addition to other philanthropic and leadership honors. As part of longest-running country music residency in Las Vegas, she shares the stage with pals Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Tickets and more information on Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas are available at reba.com.
Joining an elite group of creators as one of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipients for her lifetime artistic achievements, Reba will be celebrated during the CBS broadcast on December 26th at 8 pm EST.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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