Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire: Which Country Singer Has the Higher Net Worth?

Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire are two of the biggest names in country music. Which celebrity has the higher net worth? Here’s what we know.

Reba McEntire’s career

Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton
Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton | Michael Caulfield Archive/WireImage

Reba McEntire entered the music scene after singing the national anthem at the National Finals Rodeo. In her book, Reba: My Story, she describes the event as “the World Series of rodeo.” Recording artist and songwriter Red Steagall, who was there when she sang the song, was impressed.

McEntire sang another song for Steagall, and according to her, he was “blown away.” Her mother asked Steagall if he could help with getting a recording contract for her three daughters. Steagall couldn’t take all three of them, but he was willing to give McEntire a chance. She eventually landed a deal with Polygram-Mercury Records.

The singer released her debut studio album in 1977, titled Reba McEntire. Her second studio album, Out of a Dream, was released in 1979. The year 1986 was a busy year for the entertainer. She released three albums (Whoever’s in New England, Reba Nell McEntire, and What Am I Gonna Do About You).

Reba McEntire’s net worth

As of this writing, McEntire has an estimated net worth of $95 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Dolly Parton’s rise to fame

Dolly Parton in a black dress
Dolly Parton | Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Dolly Parton had her first hit song at the age of 13 when she released the song “Puppy Love.” Parton was overjoyed when she first heard her song on the radio. She says she was so excited that she ended up sliding to the floor. That year, she also appeared on The Grand Ole Opry.

“I got an encore, but I only had the one song, so I sang it again!” she tells W magazine. “When I heard “Puppy Love” on the radio for the first time, I about killed myself. I was sitting on the counter at my aunt’s house, and suddenly I heard my voice. I slid on the floor, ’cause she was mopping. I was trying to get to the radio. Even to this day, I’ve never had anything that was more exciting than the first time I heard myself on the radio.”

Parton tells the publication she got her start as a songwriter. She was inspired to write songs as a result of visiting graveyards. “I’d read somebody’s name on their stone or see the grave of a little kid and wonder what their story was,” she says in her W interview.

Dolly Parton’s net worth

As of this writing, Parton has an estimated net worth of $650 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire released their first duet, ‘Does He Love You’

Parton and McEntire released their first duet in 2021, a new version of the song “Does He Love You.” The song was originally released in 1993 and featured vocals from Linda Davis. The updated version of “Does He Love You” appears on McEntire’s upcoming album, Revisited. It is part of a boxed set containing three CDs (Revived, Remixed, Revisited).

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