Reba McEntire Named Farm Bureau Keynote Speaker

Newsroom / August 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 30, 2017 – Iconic entertainer Reba McEntire will join AFBF President Zippy Duvall during the Closing General Session of the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, for a Q&A keynote touching on her rural roots, family, career and, of course, country music.

Reba is no stranger to agriculture—she grew up in rural Oklahoma on her family’s 8,000-acre ranch. Now, this multimedia mogul and mom is a household name with a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail.

Registration opens Oct. 2, 2017, so mark your calendars for Music City!

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More About Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire’s latest album, a two-disc inspirational collection called “Sing it Now: Songs of Faith and Hope” (Nash Icon Records / Capitol Christian Music Group), topped both the Billboard Country & Christian/Gospel charts and marked her 13th summit to reaching a No. 1- selling album. Her iconic career has achieved a rare pinnacle with 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide.

 The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member has won 15 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, seven CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards, in addition to other prestigious accolades for her philanthropic endeavors and leadership. 

The Oklahoma native is an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits and her own six-season television sitcom, “Reba.” In 2001, she received critical acclaim for her Broadway debut starring in Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.”

In 2005, Reba partnered with Dillard’s to launch her own clothing line, and the lifestyle brand has since expanded into shoes, bedding and luggage. 

As part of the longest-running country act in The Colosseum’s history with superstar pals Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together In Vegas is in its third year at Caesars.

Following last year’s limited release, Reba will widely deliver “My Kind of Christmas” on Oct. 13 with new cover art and three additional songs featuring friends Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Darius Rucker and Lauren Daigle.

Visit Reba’s website to learn more.

Contact:
Kari Barbic
AFBF Media Specialist
(202) 406-3672
karib@fb.org
 
Becca Kennamer
Director, Communications & Events
(615) 933-6036
becca.kennamer@ideaggroup.com
 

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