20. In 1982, McEntire had her first No. 1 single, “Can’t Even Get the Blues.” Her next single, “You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving,” also hit No. 1.
19. After six albums with Mercury / PolyGram, McEntire signed with MCA Nashville. Her first album for the label, “Just a Little Love,” was released in January 1984.
18. After “How Blue” hit No. 1 in 1984, McEntire reached the Top 10 with every solo single she released for the next 10 years, with only two exceptions: “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” (No. 12) and “She Thinks His Name Was John” (No. 15).
17. In the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, McEntire has a “Bacon number” of one. In 1990, she made her acting debut, playing Heather Gummer in Tremors, a campy adventure film in which he also starred.
16. In 1979, young Bacon had a small role in Starting Over, which starred Burt Reynolds. In 1993, Reynonds and McEntire starred together in The Man From Left Field.