Sometimes referred to as the modern Queen of Country Reba McEntire has amassed sales in excess of 80 million albums since she signed her first major contract in 1977 under the guidance of fellow country artist Red Steagall. Eventually taking creative control of her career McEntire has gone on to notch 26 fine studio albums that have spawned 40 No. 1 hit singles and the kind of platinum status that befits an artist who has been at the top across multiple decades.
The double platinum Merry Christmas To You (1987) is Reba's first Christmas collection and final album to date to bear her last name on the cover. Backed by tender acoustic guitar and nuanced percussion, Reba offers up a heartfelt set of traditional Christmas fare like "Away In A Manger," "O Holy Night," "Silent Night" and "White Christmas," with a handful of the songs charting over a decade after its release. She has since issued two more Christmas albums including The Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection (1999) and My Kind of Christmas (2016).