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Reba Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of Her First Grand Ole Opry Performance

Reba McEntire delivered some pretty big surprises for fans in Nashville recently.

The legendary entertainer headlined two sold-out shows at the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her first performance there. The surprises came in the form of Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton. Vince appeared to performed "Oklahoma Swing" and Carrie appeared later to help deliver Reba's Grammy-winning duet "Does He Love You." Dolly playfully recounted her last-minute Opry appearance on the night of Reba,s debut, inc which she unknowingly reduced Reba's set to one song.

When you have friends like Dolly, Carrie and Vince, you're rich beyond your wildest dreams. #dollyparton #carrieunderwood #vincegill #opry #toomuchfun #greatfriends

36.3k Likes, 332 Comments - Reba (@reba) on Instagram: "When you have friends like Dolly, Carrie and Vince, you're rich beyond your wildest dreams...."

As for Reba's Opry debut all those years ago, "It was a lot of fun," she recalled, according to her publicist. "It was nerve-wracking; it was scary. This means the world to me ... It's been a wonderful 40 years. I couldn't have done it without you, and I wouldn't have wanted to!"

Look for Reba to host the two-hour CMA Country Christmas on ABC November 27th. Details here.

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin' country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.