Reba McEntire Opens Hall of Fame Exhibit

“This gives me a great feeling,” Reba says.

photo by Joe Hardwick

Reba McEntire welcomed family, friends and industry guests for a special reception celebrating her new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Reba: All the Women I Am, Wednesday night (Aug. 7). The exhibit officially opens to the public Friday, Aug. 9, and runs through June 8, 2014.

Reba: All the Women I Am traces Reba’s remarkable life and career from her youth to present-day superstardom. The exhibit features a variety of stage costumes, awards, vintage photographs and a video of several of her TV performances and concerts.

In her remarks to guests at the reception, Reba noted that she actually had most of the items in her possession. “I kept everything,” said Reba, clad in a classy black outfit, with a gracious smile. “I’m a pack rat, just like mom.”

Before Reba took the podium, she received video congratulations from The Band Perry (who once toured with Reba), Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. “You’ve kicked in the doors for guys like me,” said Blake, a fellow Oklahoma native. “Thank you for your help and support over the years.”

At one point during the presentation, Reba became a bit emotional and nearly on the verge of tears. “I wouldn’t be here without you,” she said as she acknowledged members of her family, including her mother, and other guests. “I wouldn’t want to be here without you.”

She also praised the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum staff for their efforts in putting together the exhibit. “This gives me a great feeling,” she said. “Thanks to the Country Music Hall of Fame for this.”

Congratulations, Reba!

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