Reba Nell McEntire was born on March 28, 1955, outside of Kiowa, Oklahoma, to Jacqueline (née Smith) and Clark Vincent McEntire.

Her father and grandfather were champion steer ropers and her father was a World Champion Steer Roper three times (1957, 1958, and 1961). Her mother originally had plans to become a country music artist but decided not to pursue that professionally and worked as a schoolteacher. Instead, McEntire's mother taught her children how to sing.

Reba McEntire's Family Tree