Oklahoma's Reba McEntire - CMT Giant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oklahoma native and country music superstar
Reba McEntire will add to her long list of accomplishments on
Saturday when she's honored as the first Country Music Television

Reba's albums have sold more than 49 million copies and she's won two Grammys and is an actress, Broadway star, author and clothing designer.

She was chosen the first "Giant" by CMT and a two-and-a-half hour T-V special will air Saturday night with stars including Oklahomans Vince Gill and Megan Mullally. Others on hand include Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes, former President Bush, Loretta Lynn and Barbara Mandrell.

She was born in Chockie south of McAlester and was discovered at
the National Finals Rodeo in 1974 as she sang the national anthem.

The special was taped in Los Angeles and airs on CMT starting
at 7 Saturday night.