She is one of Country Music's favorites, so you knew it was only a matter of time until this announcement was made.  Now it's official.  Reba McEntire will enter the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Bobby Braddock and Jean Shepard are the other two inductees for 2011.  The Country Music Association's Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore, explains more about the news...

"We are inducting royalty this year," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "Jean and Reba are two of Country Music's most revered queens, and Bobby Braddock is a king of songwriting. All three of them refused to follow the crowd; instead, creating their own unique paths. I cannot imagine what Country Music would be like today without these three talented individuals and all of their accomplishments. They each continue to inspire me with their latest performances, albums, compositions, and productions."

"When I think of my heroes who are in the Country Music Hall of Fame, I am truly humbled to know that I am being inducted," said Braddock. "I want to express my gratitude to the voters who feel that I am worthy of this great honor."

via 1 March 2011 Press Release » Country Music Hall of Fame.