Her grandfather, John Wesley McEntire (1897-1976 ), was world steer roping champion for 1934 and was also a calf roper. He was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (a support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in 1984.
Daughter of Jacqueline (11/6/1926) and Clark McEntire (11/30/1927).
Her father, Clark McEntire (1927- ), was world steer roping champion for the years 1957-1958 & 1961. He was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (a support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in 1988.
Sister of Alice Foran (b. 3 December 1951), Pake McEntire (b. 23 June 1953), and Susie Luchsinger (b. 8 November 1957) (Susie McEntire).
February 1990: Son Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock born.
1991: Her entire band died in a plane crash.
1993: Had a patch of skin cancer on her forehead removed.
1995: Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
1996 tour statistics: 16 trucks, 7 buses, 1 jet, 100 dates (12,500 per date) concerts, 200-foot expandable stages, 3 separate performance areas, 10 dancers, 5 video cameras, 6 video screens, 96-person crew, 40 tons of equipment.
Was James Cameron's first choice to play "the unsinkable" Molly Brown in Titanic (1997), but she had to decline because her touring schedule overlapped the filming date.
She was offered and accepted the part of "Molly Brown" in James Cameron's Titanic (1997). But scheduling conflict prevented her from filming the picture.
2000L Named the #1 Best-selling Female Country Singer of All Time.
2000: Named the #2 Best-selling Female Artist (of all genres) of All Time, following Barbra Streisand.
Has won two Grammy awards, nine People's Choice Awards (for singing *and* acting), seven CMA (Country Music Association) Awards (including an unprecedented Female Vocalist of the Year four years in a row), two Country Radio Awards, 11 ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards (including an unprecedented Top Female Vocalist seven times), 14 American Music Awards (including an unprecedented Favorite Female Country Singer 10 times), five TNN/Music City News Awards, three International Awards and the 2001 Drama Desk Award for her Broadway debut in "Annie Get Your Gun."
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in March 2011.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.