As one of the most successful musical artists of the last three decades, Reba McEntire has secured her crown as country music's queen.
Known for her distinctive, flame-colored tresses, country twang and big voice, McEntire has inspired and influenced a slew of artists on the pop and country scenes.
In fact, she and former "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson recently released a duet of Clarkson's hit song "Because of You."
Reba Duets With Pop Stars
McEntire's upcoming album is filled with duets with some of music's heaviest hit makers. "Reba Duets" will feature artists like country heartthrob Kenny Chesney, pop "it boy" Justin Timberlake and Don Henley, along with other A-listers.
The album fulfills a true love for McEntire, as she returns to her musical roots.
"When we were kids, my brother, sister and I were the Singing McEntires. I've always loved singing with other people, and to get the opportunity to sing with some of my favorite singers was a dream come true," McEntire said in an interview with ABCNEWS.com.
While McEntire found it difficult to name a favorite artist, she said she enjoyed the experience with each singer.
"I loved them all. Each artist was different, and brought something totally different to the studio," she said.
Career Beginnings and Timeline
Even when a young McEntire dreamed of the big time, she never thought she would have so much success.
"When I first began singing, I just dreamed of hearing my voice on the radio," McEntire said. "I don't think I dreamed past that point."
McEntire's latest musical effort, which has received positive reviews, caps a career that includes 22 No. 1 hits, a Broadway run as Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun" and a popular six-year television sitcom — the self-titled "Reba."
While McEntire's show ended earlier this year, she said she would be interested in returning to the small screen.
"I would love to be in another TV show," McEntire said. "I'm looking for my next project at this time."
As she searches for her next television vehicle, McEntire is also focused on her music, as she looks ahead to her 2008 tour.
McEntire said she really wants fans to enjoy her new music.