Reba McEntire announced today (July 20) that she will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of her Grand Ole Opry debut with two shows on Sept. 22.
Reba shared the announcement via a Twitter video that inclued a short anecdote about her debut on the Opry in 1977, where she was upstaged by none other than Dolly Parton.
“First time I ever sang on the Grand Ole Opry was September 17, 1977,” says Reba in the video, “and I was supposed to sing two songs, but they came to me when I got there and said, ‘We’re gonna have to cut you down to one song because Dolly Parton just pulled up into the driveway, and she’s gonna take one of your songs.’ I said, ‘Okay, she can take both of them. Can I meet her?’ That was a big event in my life because Mamma and Daddy always listened to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio, 650 WSM. And now here comes the anniversary 40 years later. September 22, I’m going to go back and sing at the Grand Ole Opry. Won’t you come out and help me celebrate?”
Watch Reba’s video below.
— Reba (@reba) July 20, 2017
photo by Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry