Reba MacKenzie loved her life in Nashville until she found out about her country music star husband’s cheating heart. When he asked her to stand by her man, she told the truth: That man’s a moron. Moving her mother and children from Tennessee to California, Reba must now rediscover herself and her voice -- which would be a lot easier if she didn’t have to do it in the crazy world of Malibu.
A Quick Q&A with Reba McEntire
What drew you to playing Reba MacKenzie?
I love the sensibility of the characters of Malibu Country. Reba MacKenzie is a very caring person. She's very passionate about her family, her career and life in general. It's very similar to Reba McEntire. I guess that's why I like her so much!
Do you have a favorite line from your character?
"Why?" With my Oklahoma accent, I get lots of laughs off that one word.
What's your favorite California activity?
I love California! I love the weather, the restaurants, the great and varied activities you can do out here. I love to hike, take weekend vacations and go to a new restaurant each week.
Who's your favorite singer?
One favorite singer? That's impossible! My favorite singers range from Steven Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood, Ray Price, Patsy Cline and bands like Three Dog Night and Chicago.
One of the most successful entertainers, Reba has sold over 56 million albums worldwide. As a leading lady in her genre, the multi-platinum recording artist for The Valory Music Co. has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, earned an ACM Career Achievement honor and was recently inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. She has also won 15 American Music Awards, 13 ACM Awards, nine People's Choice Awards, six CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards, in addition to hosting the ACM Awards 14 times.
Reba's reign of No. 1 hits spans four decades, and Billboard, Country Aircheck and Mediabase recognized her as the biggest female hit-maker in Country music history. The multimedia superstar earned her 64th Top 10 hit and her 35th No. 1 with "Turn on the Radio," from her most recent album, All the Women I Am. Her run of sales successes has put her in the upper echelon of No. 1 albums in the genre. During her last tour for All the Women I Am, both Pollstar and Billboard's Boxscore – the touring industry's leading trade outlets – named Reba the No. 1 female Country touring artist, selling a combined total of over nine million tickets. The superstar has earned nearly three million fans on Facebook, propelling her into an elite group of Country artists who've achieved the popularity milestone.
The Oklahoma native is also an acclaimed film, TV and Broadway actress. On television she starred for six seasons in the hit series Reba, as well as the television movies The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, opposite Kenny Rogers, The Man from Left Field, with Burt Reynolds, Is There Life Out There?, Buffalo Girls, opposite Anjelica Huston and Melanie Griffith, Forever Love and Secret of Giving. On Broadway she starred in the musical Annie Get Your Gun and as Ensign Nellie Forbush in the musical South Pacific, which was filmed and aired as an episode of Great Performances. On the big screen she starred in the science fiction classic Tremors, alongside Kevin Bacon, North, opposite Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Little Rascals and One Night at McCools, co-starring Liv Tyler. She has also lent her voice to the film Charlotte's Web as Betsy the Cow, Fox and the Hound 2 as Dixie and the animated television series Hercules as Artemis.