Throughout the ‘80s and well into the ‘90s, Reba McEntire enjoyed an almost-continuous stay in country music’s Top Ten. She reached the Number One spot at least once a year from 1982 through 1998, an impressive chart run by any measure. Reba #1’s testifies to her sure feel for heart-tugging ballads and feisty uptempo tunes, drawn from both Nashville and mainstream pop sources. McEntire achieved her success by projecting strength hidden within vulnerability; in hit after hit, she masterfully dealt with the moral dilemmas faced by a modern woman in love. From her first chart-topper “Can’t Even Get the Blues” through such late ‘90s releases as “I’m a Survivor,” Reba always showed resolve under fire. At capturing a grand sense of sorrow, she remains peerless – in “You Lie,” “And Still,” “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” and “Does He Love You” (to cite only a few), she rises to near-operatic heights without losing her folksy touch. Also worth noting is her unwavering sense of her audience, revealed in such anthems as “Is There Life Out There” and “What Do You Say.” Track for track, Reba #1’s is as unassailable a hit collection as any country artist can claim.