On This Date: Reba Dropped Her First #1 Album ‘Whoever’s In New England’ Back In 1986

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When you think of female country music powerhouses, Reba McEntire will forever be near the top of the list.

Seriously, she’s been a staple of the genre for over 40 years, and at 66-years-old, she’s still putting out solid music and packing out stadiums.

She’s had a number of notable records, but one in particular truly changed the game for Reba, opening the eyes of country music fans to her incredible talents.

And that was her 10th studio album Whoever’s In New England, which dropped on this date back in 1986.

The record boasted a number of her original hits, like the title track “Whoever’s In New England,” and “Little Rock,” which both topped the Billboard country charts as number one singles.

Not to mention, the project was her first number one album, and was the first to go platinum.

And to add to her impressive run in 1986, she also won her first ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award at the CMAs later that year.

Wow, little did Reba know, just a small town rodeo girl from Oklahoma, that a song about infidelity, and a song about her wedding ring would jump start her career, making her the face of country music, and inspiring a number of female country artists to follow.

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