Reba McEntire is one of the biggest superstars that country music has ever seen. McEntire’s career has spanned almost four decades, and while she has also found major success in television, films, and stage, many consider her first to be a country singer. Many singers including Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson have said that McEntire has been an inspiration to them.
New generations of aspiring singers from different walks of life look up to McEntire, hoping to have a successful career like she has had. We spoke to McEntire, who gave her advice to those who want to break into the music business.
Catch Reba McEntire on her hit comedy series, Malibu Country, which airs Friday nights 8:30/7:30 central on ABC.
It seems that many young stars are having trouble dealing with fame. Stars like Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown seek out much needed attention, which is ultimately hurting their careers. On the other side of the spectrum is worldwide superstar Justin Timberlake, who never let fame get him into trouble.
Timberlake first gained attention starring in The Mickey Mouse Club with Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling. He then turned his talent into one of the most beloved boy bands in music history, ‘NSync, thereafter starting his own solo music career, and an acting career. Timberlake has always avoided the trouble that many of his professional peers have been in. Timberlake says it was his parents who really helped him stay on course throughout his career.
Justin Timberlake has a new music video out called Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z. Check it out!
Adam Levine is not only the lead singer for one of the most popular music groups in the world, Maroon 5, he is also a judge on the hit music competition show The Voice.The Voice makes its season premiere on March 25th on NBC.
Levine is considered a great judge and mentor to the aspiring contestants who hope to win the competition. It wasn’t that long ago when Levine was a struggling musician with his band trying to find the road to success. He tells us that it was different back then when there were no competition shows and other ways to find fame. Maroon 5 has another hit on the music charts with their song, Daylight. Check out the video for their new hit.
Singer Taylor Swift’s success can partly be credited to her direct and personal approach to her songwriting, and she currently has the top song in the country with the single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Swift has garnered her share of loyal fans over the years and she understands that some of her devotees see her as a role model. Swift believes having heroes is a great thing if someone has dreams, but carving one’s own path is also an important part of growing. (Click on the media bar below to hear Taylor Swift)
Rapper Flo Rida has risen to become one of the top rappers and song writers in music today. Flo Rida has three singles which have topped the music charts, and has worked very hard in his career to achieve success.
Growing up in the projects in Florida he was raised by his mother and his seven sisters. Being the only male and youngest in his household made him aspire to be successful, which he has certainly achieved today. (Click on the media bar below to hear Flo Rida)
For over a decade, music superstar Katy Perry has been one of the hardest working singers in the business. Perry has scored eight singles which have topped the music chart. In addition to her music career, Perry has also started a successful acting career, having guest starred on the FOX comedy series, Raising Hope and doing the voice of Smurfette in The Smurfs movie.
But before she was a top singer, she had a very tough time breaking into the music industry. Things got so bad that early in her music career, her record label dropped her. Perry recalls that those rough, early days in her career eventually made her stronger, and helped her to get to the top of the music industry where she is today. (Click on the media bar below to hear Katy Perry)