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  • Nov 11, 1975
    Reba McEntire signs her first recording contract, with Mercury Records
    Jan 22, 1976
    Reba McEntire has her first recording session for Mercury Records at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studios
    Feb 13, 1976
    John McEntire, Reba McEntire's grandfather, dies, less than one month after she held her first recording session
    Jun 21, 1976
    Reba McEntire marries Charlie Battles at the First Baptist Church in Stringtown, Oklahoma. They honeymoon in Texas, where they make time to promote her latest single to radio stations
    Dec 16, 1976
    Reba McEntire graduates from Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant with a degree in elementary education
    Apr 13, 1977
    Reba McEntire records the current pop hit "Angel In Your Arms" in Nashville. Eight years later, it achieves country hit status in the hands of Barbara Mandrell
    Sep 17, 1977
    Reba McEntire makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing the Patsy Cline classic "Sweet Dreams" and Roger Miller's "Invitation To The Blues," 30 years to the day after her father won his first rodeo honor
    Feb 7, 1979
    Reba McEntire records "Daddy" at Young 'Un Sound in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The song will be used during episode eight of the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Mar 19, 1980
    Reba McEntire records "(You Lift Me) Up To Heaven" in Nashville
    Jun 25, 1980
    Reba McEntire and her husband, Charlie Battles, purchase a 215-acre ranch in Stringtown, Oklahoma

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