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Reba McEntire Gives Beyoncé a Country Music Makeover

Originally posted 05/25/2010 02:00PM



Beyoncé is goin' a little bit country.

The singer's hit "If I Were a Boy" just got a twangy makeover thanks to Reba McEntire, who put her country spin on the R&B song for Country Music Television's latest Unplugged performance.

Though Beyoncé's hits have been covered by everyone from Justin Timberlake, who performed "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" on Saturday Night Live, to Liza Minnelli, who just sang the song for Sex and the City 2, she's also been courted by country stars before.



In 2007, Sugarland famously performed "Irreplaceable" on the American Music Awards – and Knowles even took the stage to sing along.

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Country Stars Ask for Help and Prayers as Nashville Floods

Country Stars Ask for Help and Prayers as Nashville Floods

Originally posted 05/04/2010 10:00AM

"You can cry cry cry like the rain," Dierks Bentley sings on "Little Heartwrecker." There's no shortage of rainfall or tears in Nashville this week, as Bentley and his fellow country-music artists deal with devastating flooding in the region.

At least 12 people have died in the Tennessee floods, as some 13 inches of rain fell over a 48-hour period in Nashville this weekend. Country artists have been forced to cancel shows, and have been telling their stories on Twitter and elsewhere.

Bentley posted a photo to Twitter of himself in his flooded basement, and had to cancel shows in Knoxville on Sunday and Charlottesville, Va., on Monday. "Hate to cancel shows," he wrote. "Might be a first, but Nashville is a disaster. All of our houses are messed up."

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Who Knew Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey & Jamie Foxx Were Country Fans? | Kristen Bell

Who Knew Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey & Jamie Foxx Were Country Fans?

Originally posted 04/09/2010 01:25PM

Next weekend's Academy of Country Music Awards are turning out to be a star-studded affair. Toby Keith and John Fogerty were just added to the lineup of performers and Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx and L.L. Cool J will be presenting!

The show, hosted for the twelfth time by Reba McEntire, will feature Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington, Jack Ingram, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.

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INSIDE STORY: At Home with Country's Biggest Stars!

INSIDE STORY: At Home with Country's Biggest Stars!

Originally posted 08/07/2009 09:00AM

Ever wonder what happens behind closed doors at your favorite stars' homes? Well, settle in, because PEOPLE Country is giving you a peek into the places your favorite stars call home.

• Reba McEntire likes to enjoy hot days in Nashville at her 14,000-acre house with a good glass of sweet tea. "We [McEntire and husband/manager Narvel Blackstock] love it here," she tells PEOPLE. "The beauty of it. It's just so green. It's magical."

• Darius Rucker, who lives in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, shares that his favorite spot is his TV room, which holds six flat screen TVs. "This is where I relax," says the star, whose new single "Alright" went to No. 1 on the country chart this week, adding "You can watch almost all the NFL games at once!"

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Reba McEntire: 'Girls Put on a Better Show'

Reba McEntire: 'Girls Put on a Better Show'

Originally posted 04/03/2009 11:05AM

Reba McEntire has hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards 10 times already, but that won't make it any less exciting when she takes the stage on Sunday.

"Once the curtain opens and it's time to perform, that's when it really becomes fun and interesting and that's why I keep coming back and doing it year after year," McEntire, 54, tells PEOPLE.

The country star, who's also nominated this year for her collaboration with Brooks & Dunn, "Cowgirls Don't Cry," has had a front-row seat as country music has evolved over the years to become a worldwide phenomenon.

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LeAnn Rimes Gets Vocal For Reba McEntire

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LeAnn Rimes Gets Vocal For Reba McEntire

Originally posted 10/14/2008 12:30PM

LeAnn Rimes paid tribute to Reba McEntire at Monday's 2008 ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville, belting out one of McEntire's signature songs, "I'm A Survivor."

Kelly Clarkson and Brooks & Dunn also joined in, with Clarkson – who was rewarded with a standing ovation – singing "Why Haven't I Heard From You" and Kix and Ronnie performing an emotional rendition of "For My Broken Heart," another McEntire standard.

McEntire, who received the Golden Note Award, also surprised the audience with one of her earliest hits, "(You Lift Me) Up To Heaven."

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Caught in the Act: ACM Awards Edition! | Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act: ACM Awards Edition!

Originally posted 05/19/2008 12:00PM

• Reba McEntire, hanging out backstage at Cirque du Soleil's LOVE show with former tourmate Kelly Clarkson. The two watched the show with Kix Brooks (of Brooks and Dunn), and sipped cocktails in their seats. Earlier in the weekend, Sugarland also checked out the Beatles-inspired extravaganza.

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Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson: Like Peas & Carrots

Originally posted 01/28/2008 06:55PM



She's a little bit country, she's a little bit rock 'n' roll – and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson have hit the road to give fans a little bit of both. "You're feisty, you're fun, you let me sing harmonies... I'm a happy camper," the country legend gushes to the former Idol champ in this new video from behind the scenes of their "2 Worlds 2 Voices" tour, which just kicked off. (See the rest of it here.)

The pair first hooked up for the CMT show Crossroads, and it worked so well, they decided to take their act on tour. Meanwhile, McEntire's former Reba costar, Melissa Peterman, is blogging from the road: "Reba and Kelly are having a ball and I think we are bonding more and more. I like to call us the Three Musketeers. So far I am the only one calling us that but I am sure it is going to catch on."

NEWS BRIEFS: Art Garfunkel Pleads Guilty

Originally posted 02/12/2004 10:44AM

ADMITTED: Art Garfunkel, one half of the 1960s folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel, has copped to a guilty plea after he was charged with marijuana possession, the Associated Press reports. The singer made the plea on Feb. 4 and paid $200 in fines. Garfunkel was busted in upstate New York on Jan. 17, when the limo he was riding in was pulled over for speeding, and officers then discovered 6 grams of pot in Garfunkel's jacket pocket.

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Reba to Rock Balkans

Originally posted 03/04/1999 12:00AM

Reba McEntire and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are heading to the Balkans to entertain the troops. The country music singer is scheduled to perform June 6 at a free concert for the USO at Aviano Air Base in Italy, where a large percentage of Air Force planes involved in the Yugoslav air campaign are based. The cheerleaders are scheduled to put on several shows July 1-10 at U.S. installations throughout the Balkans, the USO said.

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