Reba McEntire is at the top of the heap when it comes to big-time country pop stars. An uninterrupted string of No. 1 hits in the '80s and the steady stream of multi-million selling records since has made her name one of the most recognized in the genre. She sings with Tammy-fied power, delivering ballads on top of ballads that have gradually incorporated an ever-slickening sheen of studio craft. In recent years she has taken on the image of a Nashville matriarch, and her songs are geared to inspire the millions of people listening to young country radio today.