PPG Paints Arena Hosts Reba McEntire (Thurs., 2/17/22)

Reba McEntire is what you’d call an all-around country music star. Whatever the country equivalent of street cred is, she has it, having grown up on a ranch in Chockie, Oklahoma. Her dad was a champion steer roper and her first recorded song, “The Ballad of John McEntire,” was an homage to his rodeo exploits. Reba has won more country music awards than you can shake a lasso at. She is of course a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in film and TV—and, on Broadway in 2001, she was praised for her performance as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. She even has her own clothing line, sold at Dillard’s department stores. McEntire also branched into gospel music, winning the 2018 Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album with Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope. (Here’s the dreamy “Amazing Grace” from that album.) If there is anything she cannot do, it’s staying away from her devoted fans. You can join them in Pittsburgh when Reba McEntire plays PPG Paints Arena. 8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (M,V.)

Reba McEntire at an event in 2019. (photo: Gage Skidmore and Wikipedia)

Reba McEntire at an event in 2019. (photo: Gage Skidmore and Wikipedia)

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