She has a record seven ACM Top Female Vocalist awards and 12 AMA Favorite Country Female wins and is the only solo female artist in country music history to have Number One hits in four straight decades. She has sold 56 million albums worldwide and in addition to her unparalleled recording career, also has actress, business owner, clothing designer, philanthropist and author on her résumé. With all that and the fountain of youth apparently in her backyard, it's good to be Reba. (Yes, she's so universally beloved that she doesn't even need a last name anymore — she's just Reba.) To celebrate the entertainment icon's 60th birthday this Saturday, March 28th, we've collected photos of her spanning from the Seventies to today, and capturing her big personality (and oftentimes bigger hair).
Reba McEntire was born on March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. She was discovered by a country music executive when she sang the national anthem at an Oklahoma rodeo, and she made the big move to Music City shortly after — right around the time this photo was taken. The budding singer signed her first record deal in 1975.
Reba McEntire poses for a Nashville portrait session in 1976 — the year she released her very first single, "I Don't Want to Be a One Night Stand."
Reba attends the 28th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. In 1986, she released her ninth studio album, Whoever's in New England, the title track of which won Best Country Female Vocal Performance at the Grammys.
Reba McEntire tearfully accepts the award for Entertainer of the Year — the CMA's highest honor — during the 1986 Country Music Association Awards, during which she also took home Female Vocalist of the Year.
Reba McEntire holds her trophy for Top Female Vocalist at the 23rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Reba holds her trophy for Favorite Country Female Artist at the 12th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on January 28th, 1991.
In 1992, Reba released her 17th studio album, It's Your Call, which sold two million copies. Among its tracks is her beloved Vince Gill duet, "The Heart Won't Lie."
Reba McEntire performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on April 13th, 1993 in Mountain View, California. That same year, she released her second album of greatest hits, which included a new duet: the Grammy-winning "Does He Love You" with Linda Davis.
Reba McEntire plays Toronto's Baldwin Room on August 24th, 1994. That was the year her 18th studio album, Read My Mind, came out, spawning the Top 10 singles, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," "Till You Love Me," "And Still" and "Why Haven't I Heard From You."
Country superstars Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn perform together at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois on July 26th, 1997. The artists were on a co-headlining tour together that led to their now-classic duet, "If You See Him/If You See Her."
Reba McEntire performs in London in 1999. That year, she released two albums: The Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection and So Good Together. The latter spawned her first-ever crossover hit, "What Do You Say."
Reba McEntire takes over lead role in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in New York City, on January 26th, 2001.
Reba McEntire accepts the award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series at the 28th Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. Her hugely popular sitcom, Reba ran from 2001 to 2007.
Reba joined the pop singer on the American Idol Season 1 Concert Tour stop in Las Vegas. Five years later, the two recorded a hit duet, "Because of You." Six years later, they embarked on a joint tour. And 11 years later, Clarkson married Reba's stepson, Brandon Blackstock.
Reba McEntire attends the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors — Honorees' Dinner, hosted by Secretary of State Colin Powell and Mrs. Powell. That year, the singer released her 23rd studio album, Room to Breathe, which was her first collection of new tunes in four years.
Reba appears as "Nellie" in Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific at New York's Carnegie Hall on June 9th, 2005.
Reba performs on NBC's Today show's summer concert series on May 13th, 2005. She was there to promote her new Reba 1's album, which contains all 33 of her Number One hits to that point.
Reba attends the premiere of Charlotte's Web in Los Angeles. She voiced the role of a cow named "Betsy" in the film.
Reba performs for the audience honoring her at a taping of the CMT Giants Honoring Reba McEntire TV special.
Reba debuts her latest single, "Strange" onstage during the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5th, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reba McEntire was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at a medallion ceremony on May 22nd, 2011 in Nashville. She was inducted into the revered institution that day by Dolly Parton.
Reba hosted the ACM Awards from 1999 — 2010, and co-hosted the broadcast with Blake Shelton in 2011 and 2012.
Reba's short-lived ABC sitcom, Malibu Country co-starred Jai Rodriguez, Sara Rue, Lily Tomlin, Juliette Angelo and Justin Prentice. Also an executive producer on the show, Reba played a divorced mom who moves her kids from Nashville to their Malibu beach house.
Reba McEntire poses with the NASH Icon Award in the press room during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15th, 2014 in Nashville.
Reba McEntire performs in concert as part of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at the AT&T Center on February 23rd, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. On April 14th of this year, she'll release her 27th studio album (and first on new label home, Nash Icon), titled Love Somebody.