Nothing in the music industry came easy to Reba.

She wasn’t some silver spoon-fed princess who grew up on the “right” side of the tracks and had her path to stardom paved with gold from daddy’s wallet. Instead, her natural talent, combined with solid, traditional values instilled in her from the outset by her parents, helped Reba work her way up to the top the old-fashioned way — by earning it. “Everything I’ve done in my career is a result of growing up in rural Oklahoma, because if I hadn’t had the training from Mama and Daddy to work hard, to do what I’m told, to take directions, to mind and to do a good job at anything I set out to do, then I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she says.