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Student Workshop: Emily

Reba McEntire

Lesson time 07:23 min

Case Study: Sometimes being different in the country music industry is good.

Reba McEntire
Teaches Country Music
Reba teaches her approach to making great country music and navigating the business in 21 video lessons.
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Hey, Emily. Hello. How are you doing? I'm doing great. Have a seat. All right. Wonderful. So your first time to the Grand Ole Opry? My first time. This is exciting. Yeah. So what are you going to play for me? I'm going to play a song called "Wild Boy." "Wild Boy," did you write it? I did. By yourself? By myself. Do you have your own publishing? I do not. Oh. Yeah. That might be a thing you start-- Looking into. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Because not only an artist has to be an artist to be creative, she also has to take care of business. OK? Exactly. Yeah. All right, let me here what you've got. All right, here we go. (SINGING) Oh, wild boy, can I take you home? We'll settle down and talk about what makes a place a home. Where do you run when freedom calls? Oh, wild boy, how do you live without a roof and four square walls? Oh, vagabond, will you marry me? Why do you hold the secrets of your heart under lock and key? Oh, I could make you dinner every night and give you what you don't know you need just so and just right. Oh, wild boy. Heart of gold, eyes of blue. Oh, wild boy. How I adore my wild, wild. Oh, wild boy, can you take me home? Oh, landing in one place doesn't mean that you're not free to roam. The wind will always be your call. So go on, boy, east or west, oh, I don't mind at all. Oh, wild boy. Heart of gold, eyes of blue. Oh, wild boy. How I adore my wild, wild boy. Oh. Wild boy. How I adore my wild, wild boy. Love that. Thank you. Where'd you get the idea to have the-- the lyrics are great, but the melody is so unusual. Thank you. I like it a lot. You know, I was falling in love with a wild boy. Yeah. And was sitting up in my room, and it was like the butterfly fluttery feeling that was just there, so. That's great. So what happened with the wild boy? Well, wild boys are great until they're not. Yep. And then they go away, thank God. Yeah. So God bless him. Yeah. Yeah. But he's gone. OK. Well, got a good song out of it. Yeah, I know. I got about seven. Oh, excellent. Excellent. Yeah. How do you consider yourself, what category? I don't even like to be put in a corral and categorized, but-- Like, genre-wise, or? Mhm. I call myself groovy-- I like that. Yeah, groovy Americana, with a very, very deep love for twang. Yeah. Oh my gosh, I love that. So you know, I grew up on country music. And that history is just kind of woven into me. But I also like a groove, and a little bit of sassiness. Well, I like that you're so different. Yeah, thank you. Totally different from anything I've heard in a long, long time. Yeah, thank you. And you can't be a cookie cutter in this business. So you defin...

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You know her songs. Her Oklahoma charm. Now learn directly from Reba in her first-ever online class. Join her as she records a never-before-heard song, creates a new acoustic version of Fancy, breaks down her hits, and delivers emotional performances on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. This is more than a music class. This is Reba's life, business, and country music MasterClass.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Reba is a fantastic personality and teacher!!! Loads of experience that she shares in a very straightforward, simple and honest way!!! Really helped me a lot!!! Thank you and God bless you!!!

I've always loved country music but I never had the chance to get a lot into it and this class made me learn so much about country music and the music industry and I think it also made appreciate more country music.

First, I want to say that Reba Mcentire is inspiring, honorable and so very likable. The lessons she imparted can be used in any sphere of life. Secondly, I am a novice to music and have rewatched each lesson to remember her pearls of wisdom. Thank You, Reba.

Reba is a real country artist, she has a lot of experience and talent! She gave us great advice and it was really interesting to know more about her own adventures in​ her career. I am thankful for everything that I've learned in this class.


Kathryn K.

She's like Joni Mitchell with some twang and blues! LOVE IT! yes where do we find a recording?

Anthony H.

love the song would love to hear it recorded - the young lady can sing - I dont care for the 40s but thats just me. her voice joices work better when she sings standing up.

Dan U.

I’ve just discovered....Reba has a beautiful spirit and talented besides! These students are lucky!

Cheryl J.

Stepped away after hearing this lesson and that song was still in my head. Was actually humming it. You put this song out it will be a hit. We all can relate to the song to. Lovers come into our lives and the butterflies flutter and then it flies away. Fun while it lasted even if it wasn't forever. Butterfly love. Love-love-love

Candy J.

Wow! That’s such a great song, and Emily has a great voice! Can’t wait to hear more from her!!


Wow, she is just cute as a button. This song was so pure and raw as was her performance. Great work and really insightful to watch this conversation unfold.


Oh my gosh I loved this! Emily, the song was amazing and the singing was too! You are so unique and different than anybody I've heard! :) So happy to be able to hear this song! Great job!

Donna G.

What a great personality....and I really liked this song. I hope we hear more from Emily.

Jonathan S.

I REALLY liked this! (As did many of you below.) It reminds me a little of Melanie, who is best known for her hit "Brand New Key" back in 1971. Reba nailed it when she said it's different. As Roy said below, "Any way of hearing more of Emily?" I'd like to see if she can maintain the quality that made this work so well. I don't mean that everything she does should be a cute, happy song. But can she keep our attention through sad and mad songs?

Roy S.

This woman is going places! Any producer's dream. Any way of hearing more of Emily somewhere? cheers