Entertainment – Daytona Beach
Queen of Country
Saturday, November 3, 2012
November 3rds’s Entertainment Sponsored by:
Reba McEntire will be the headline performer at the Good Sam Rally in Daytona. Often referred to as the “Queen of Country”, Reba has performed on Broadway in the revival of “Annie Get Your Gun”, was nominated for a Grammy award for her starring role in her television series, “Reba”, and has sold more than 56 million records around the world.
Reba’s father was a champion steer wrestler, and she and her brother and sister often performed at rodeos where he was competing. In 1976, she sang the national anthem at an Oklahoma City rodeo. Country musician Red Steagall was also performing that day and was so impressed with her vocal ability that he helped her get her start as a country singer in Nashville.
By 1985, Reba had her breakthrough album, and it has never stopped. Over the course of her career, she has produced over 56 million in worldwide album sales; 64 Top 10 hits; the #1 TV sitcom for six consecutive years on two networks; successful clothing, footwear and home collections; as well as a stint on Broadway that garnered a Drama Critics Award. As if that wasn’t enough, Reba is also the recipient of 15 American Music Awards, 13, ACM Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 7 Country Music Association Awards, 2 GRAMMYS and is one of only four entertainers in history to be honored with a National Artistic Achievement Award by U.S. Congress.
The Good Sam Rally is proud to present this entertainment icon to our Rally guests.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Opening Night Entertainment Sponsored by:
Originally from the “wrong” side of Houston, Kenny Rogers was the first in his family to graduate from high school. As a teenager, he sang in a doo-wop group, The Scholars, and from there joined the New Christy Minstrels in the mid 1960s, Kenny and other group members later splintered off to form The First Edition. Their first big hit, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”, propelled Kenny’s gravelly tones to center stage, and they soon became Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, until they disbanded in the 1970s.
From there, Kenny went solo. He began chalking up a string of country-tinged ‘top 20’ pop hits with “Lucille”, “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer”, “Through the Years”, “We’ve Got Tonight”, and his two #1 hit sellers “Islands in the Stream” (with Dolly Parton) and “Lady”. By the late 1970s, he had sold over $100 million worth of records.
Rogers was named the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a 1986 PM Magazine/USA Today poll. In 1989, People magazine readers voted him their “Favorite Male Vocalist”, and he has also been awarded the Recording Industry Association of America’s prestigious Diamond Award, celebrating sales of more than 10 million albums for his “Greatest Hits” album.
The Good Sam Rally is proud to present Kenny Rogers, Friday, November 2, 2012.