Multi-platinum singer, musician and actor who released 40 number one singles and 14 number one albums since the 1990s.
Red Steagall discovered her during her performance of the national anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City when she was a sophomore in college.
Her brother, Pake McEntire, became a popular country singer during the 1980s and her sister, Susie Luchsinger, was a popular Christian singer.
She married Charlie Battles on June 21, 1976, and after their divorce in 1987, she married Narvel Blackstock on June 3, 1989.
She played the role of Nellie Forbush in the Carnegie Hall version of South Pacific alongside the actor Alec Baldwin.