Let me start by saying that I'm not a fan of country music. No,
let's be honest: a few seconds of most country songs has me reaching
for the off switch. This is not my kind of music at all. Which is
why I find it amusing to be recommending this collection of Reba
McEntire's hits. Granted, I find Reba more accessible than most
country artists. And there's the babe factor to be considered, and a
redheaded babe at that. To say nothing of her comic chops, both on
mediocre WB sitcom (watchable when she's onscreen and often
painful when she isn't) and on Broadway, where she was brilliant as
Annie Oakley in Annie, Get Your Gun. Suffice it to say that
I'm willing to give Reba the singer a chance because of Reba the
performer. And you know, she's not nearly as agonizing as I expected.
Okay, let's be honest: she has a great voice and a great way with her
material. But I still stand by my dislike of country music. Just, I
guess, not all country music.