Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American country music artist. She began her career in the music industry singing with her siblings on local radio shows and rodeos. As a solo act, she was invited to perform at a rodeo in Oklahoma City, which caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall. He brought her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she eventually signed a contract with Mercury Records in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983.
Country-music, including the songs of Reba McEntire, was brought to 17th century Europe after the Ring of Fire and became very popular with the mostly younger down-timeGermans who immigrated to the New United States. At the Battle of the Wartburg, McEntire's The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was played on loudspeakers as an act of psychological warfare. Her song was met with annoyed protests from Larry Wild, Eddie Cantrell, and their friends who tried to rally their comrades among the New United States Army against the musical selection, but failed as the German soldiers generally liked Reba McEntire's music.