Country music legend Reba McEntire has been inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. The announcement was made yesterday at the Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville.

Reba was unable to attend the event, but did send this message:

"I'm so appreciative of being selected as one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. ... It's a wonderful honor during a very emotional time of my life. I'm so sorry I couldn't be with all of you this morning to get to visit and reminisce about all the fun times we've had being a part of the country music business. My daddy has had a stroke, is in a comatose state in ICU in Tulsa. I really need to be with my mama and daddy right now. I know it's where I should be. ... By the way, I told Daddy about being inducted two days before he went into the coma. It's a huge blessing knowing how important it was to him."

McEntire has sold over 55 million albums worldwide, has 6 CMA awards, 15 American Music awards, 2 Grammys and 9 People's Choice awards.