SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 13, 2016) – The online education platform MasterClass announced today that one of the most acclaimed entertainers of all time, Reba McEntire, will be joining its roster of instructors to teach her MasterClass on Country music. Pre-enrollment for the class opens today at www.masterclass.com/reba.
McEntire reigns as one of the most successful female recording artists in history with over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member has won 15 American Music Awards, 13 ACM Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 7 CMA Awards, 2 GRAMMY Awards, in addition to an ACM Career Achievement Honor and the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress. In her first ever online class, she breaks down one of her greatest hits, “Fancy,” and shares what it takes to create a sustainable career in country music. McEntire’s MasterClass covers storytelling, connecting to an audience, singing, performance, vocal warm up, song selection, brand building, and the business side of the industry.
“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!” said McEntire. “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.”
The multi-media mogul and mom has become a household name across not only music, but television, film, theater and retail. McEntire is an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits to her name, landed a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun as well as starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba. The Oklahoma native, who was recently named Nashville Business Journal’s Artist of the Year, launched her own clothing line and the lifestyle brand with Dillard’s over a decade ago and last year debuted a cosmetic line, Reba Beauty.
MasterClass was created to give anyone the ability to gain the wisdom and knowledge of the world’s best creators. The current roster of courses includes Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Serena Williams (tennis), James Patterson (writing), Dustin Hoffman (acting), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting) and Werner Herzog (filmmaking).
Through the MasterClass platform, instructors create engaging online classes with interactive assignments, course materials, student community, and Q&A that creates a uniquely powerful educational experience. All classes are available online for individual purchase at www.masterclass.com for $90 each.