If there was anything you ever wanted to know about the music business but were afraid to ask, now is your chance. Reba McEntire—one of country music’s biggest stars with a career spanning 40-plus years, 56 million albums sold worldwide, 13 ACM Awards, seven CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards—is joining the online platform MasterClass to teach you all about the country music business. Here is your chance to learn from one of country music’s best.
In her first online class, Reba breaks down one of her greatest hits, “Fancy,” and shares what it takes to create a career in country music—covering storytelling, connecting to an audience, singing, performance, vocal warm up, song selection and all that goes into a country music career.
“I’m doing this MasterClass for anybody who is interested in getting into the music business, get some tips on my 40 years of experience being in the music business,” Reba says in the trailer (see below). “We’re going to be talking about how to sing, what to do when you’re onstage and how to pick out a song.”
MasterClass was created to give people the ability to gain the wisdom and knowledge from some of the world’s best creative minds. Other artists that have given a class include Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Serena Williams (tennis), James Patterson (writing), Dustin Hoffman (acting), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting) and Werner Herzog (filmmaking).
“I love to learn from other people so working with MasterClass, being able to share some of the lessons I’ve been taught is exciting!” Reba said in a statement. “For the first time, I’m getting to offer up what I believe makes a killer song, my vocal techniques and some tidbits I’ve experienced throughout my career. Country music is relatable music. It’s all about how people live, day in and day out . . . it’s their life stories. I hope that my MasterClass encourages people along in their own adventure in music.”
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