March 28: Happy Birthday Reba McEntire and Lady Gaga

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Our recent abundance of musical birthdays continues today.  Our headliners today are known, respectively, as the Queen of Country and the Princess of Pop (although neither is the sole claimant to her title).

Reba McEntire celebrates her 62nd birthday today.  She was studying to be a teacher at Southeastern Oklahoma State University when country singer Rod Steagall heard her sing the national anthem at a rodeo competition, and helped her land a recording contract with Mercury.  Her first album came out in 1977, but she didn’t begin to be a major success until the early 1980s.  Her fifth album, Unlimited, resulted in her first two #1 Country singles, but she soon moved to MCA in order to have more creative control over her recordings.  In 1986 Whoever’s in New England became her first #1 Country album, while the title song won her her first Grammy.

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