Legendary country singer Reba McEntire was one of five women inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth on Tuesday.
McEntire told the crowd she came up in the country music industry at a time when it mostly a man's world. She got her foot in the door when she won her first CMA award.
“And I said that night I'll do everything I can to kick down the door and keep my big boot in it,” McEntire said.
The country music star shared part of her early memories and how her mother and father and growing up on a ranch served her well.
"When daddy said you sit there on that horse and sit in the gate ‘til I get back and he didn't mean go in the house and watch television he meant sit there in that gate ‘til I get back,” McEntire said. “I have had directors in California tell me you're one of the most directable people I've worked with. I said Clark McEntire is the reason.”
The day was also an emotional moment for McEntire. Her mother Jacqueline Smith McEntire was also inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
She recalled some of the early days raising her family and helping her children achieve success -- and she's got a sense of humor.
“I have sat in the audience and watched my family receive awards and now it's my turn,” Smith McEntire said.
Besides the five inductees, Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, was presented with a special pioneer award for her work in raising awareness of multiple sclerosis. She was diagnosed with MS in 1998.