35 Songs, 2 Hours 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout the ‘80s and well into the ‘90s, Reba McEntire enjoyed an almost-continuous stay in country music’s Top Ten. She reached the Number One spot at least once a year from 1982 through 1998, an impressive chart run by any measure. Reba #1’s testifies to her sure feel for heart-tugging ballads and feisty uptempo tunes, drawn from both Nashville and mainstream pop sources. McEntire achieved her success by projecting strength hidden within vulnerability; in hit after hit, she masterfully dealt with the moral dilemmas faced by a modern woman in love. From her first chart-topper “Can’t Even Get the Blues” through such late ‘90s releases as “I’m a Survivor,” Reba always showed resolve under fire. At capturing a grand sense of sorrow, she remains peerless – in “You Lie,” “And Still,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” and “Does He Love You” (to cite only a few), she rises to near-operatic heights without losing her folksy touch. Also worth noting is her unwavering sense of her audience, revealed in such anthems as “Is There Life Out There” and “What Do You Say.” Track for track, Reba #1’s is as unassailable a hit collection as any country artist can claim.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout the ‘80s and well into the ‘90s, Reba McEntire enjoyed an almost-continuous stay in country music’s Top Ten. She reached the Number One spot at least once a year from 1982 through 1998, an impressive chart run by any measure. Reba #1’s testifies to her sure feel for heart-tugging ballads and feisty uptempo tunes, drawn from both Nashville and mainstream pop sources. McEntire achieved her success by projecting strength hidden within vulnerability; in hit after hit, she masterfully dealt with the moral dilemmas faced by a modern woman in love. From her first chart-topper “Can’t Even Get the Blues” through such late ‘90s releases as “I’m a Survivor,” Reba always showed resolve under fire. At capturing a grand sense of sorrow, she remains peerless – in “You Lie,” “And Still,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” and “Does He Love You” (to cite only a few), she rises to near-operatic heights without losing her folksy touch. Also worth noting is her unwavering sense of her audience, revealed in such anthems as “Is There Life Out There” and “What Do You Say.” Track for track, Reba #1’s is as unassailable a hit collection as any country artist can claim.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
199 Ratings
199 Ratings
BrettE ,

How do you capture great talent!?

In the span of an almost 30 year career, Reba has recorded hundreds of songs and has a fan base that reaches into the millions. Her talent and success are undeniable and it would be impossible to put together a compilation album that could showcase the true depth of her contribution to country music or one that will please every fan. However, this album is a step in the right direction. It houses some of Reba's greatest works. It's sure to please her steadfast fan base, while opening doors to a new generation of fans. Even the toughest of critics would have a hard time arguing that this album is a "miss". It's a must add to any collection from the fiery red head of country music.

revans39 ,

Reba's #1s

This is the BEST CD of Reba that I own. It has a great collection of her hits.She is an awesome singer!! She has put her SOUL into this albumn.

chefmel24 ,

absolutly awesome

i own about 5 reba cd's but i still had to buy this one collection because it is so great; just to have all the songs in one place is wonderful. reba is a great singer who has had a great career and this collection proves it. i recommend it.

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