Reba McEntire is a household name, and she's earned it!

There are hundreds of reasons why McEntire is a great person, and she's not just love because of her talent. Did you know how many business and creative ventures McEntire has been in? Did you know she made a T-shirt for fans with a corndog on it, because of her own love of the carnival staple?

In ninth grade, McEntire and her sisters formed the band Singing McEntires. She went solo soon after, and you can probably guess what happened next. Country's best-known redhead got her first break into music singing the National Anthem at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo, but 1980 is when things took off for her when she signed with a record label and began recording nonstop. Now, she's a country queen!

18 Reasons Reba McEntire Is a National Treasure: