When it comes to juggling many things at once, McEntire takes the cake. In addition to starring in six seasons of her television show, "Reba," she's also been in 11 movies and two theatrical productions. She even found the time to write an autobiography and start her own product lines. In 2005, she launched a lifestyle line at Dillard's for clothing, shoes, luggage and bedding, and just last year she launched a makeup brand sold on Amazon.
"The things we're getting to do now weren't even a dream 20 years ago," she said.
McEntire is not just a face, either. She's very involved in the businesses, even though it's been a steep learning curve.
She recalled being approached by a reporter in 2001 who asked who her favorite designer was. She said she replied either Levi's or Wrangler: "That's all I could think of because that's all I ever wore!"
So when she was approached about the possibility of a clothing line, her first thought was, "What in the world do I know about that?" But ultimately she realized, "I know more than I thought I did. I know what I like. I know what's comfortable, and a lot of women go for comfort just like me."
"A lot of celebrities with product lines are really just people taking a check," said Jim Stockman, Dillard's vice president of product development. But "there's not one garment that Reba hasn't approved. She's very involved. The reason the line is a success is because it is authentic and there's nothing that she wouldn't wear."
It's all part of her authentic touch that keeps her fans coming back for more. While she's already hit most everything on her professional bucket list, McEntire said she will keep doing more as long as the fans will keep on coming.
"I'd love to do another Broadway show. I'd love to do another television show. I'd love to do another movie. I'd love to continue to tour," she said. "I'm a very happy camper. I love what I'm doing. I'm very blessed, and I'm very grateful."