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Ronna Reeves

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Ronna Reeves
Birth nameRonna Renee Reeves
Born (1966-09-21) September 21, 1966 (age 57)
OriginBig Spring, Texas, United States
Years active1990–1999, 2016-present
LabelsMercury Nashville
River North
Enterprise Music

Ronna Renee Reeves (born September 21, 1966, in Big Spring, Texas) is an American country music singer. Between 1990 and 1998, she released five studio albums, including three on Mercury Records; she has also charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. She was also nominated for Top New Female Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1992. Her highest-charting single was "The More I Learn (The Less I Understand About Love)", which reached No. 49 in 1992.[1]

In 1993, she was named one of the New Faces of Country Music by the Country Radio Seminar.[2]

After leaving Mercury in 1994, Reeves signed to River North Records and released two more albums. The second album she recorded for River North Records, Day 14, was more pop-oriented and she simply went by Ronna. She recorded a duet "There's Love on the Line" with Sammy Kershaw on her album The More I Learn as well a duet with Peter Cetera, on a cover of ABBA's "SOS", on his album One Clear Voice.[3]

She is perhaps best remembered as a regular on The Statler Brothers Show during the mid-1990s, as well as opening act on many of their tours.

Since 2010, Reeves has owned Showbiz-Ro Music, an independent Songplugging & Writer Management Service, in Nashville, Tennessee, alongside Liz Morin.



Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Only the Heart
The More I Learn
  • Release date: March 17, 1992
  • Label: PolyGram/Mercury
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
What Comes Naturally
  • Release date: September 27, 1993
  • Label: PolyGram/Mercury
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
After the Dance
Day 14
  • Release date: May 19, 1998
  • Label: River North Nashville
  • Formats: CD, Cassette

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Ten Best
  • Release date: March 14, 2016
  • Label: Enterprise Music
  • Formats: Music download


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1990 "Sadly Mistaken"[4] Only the Heart
"The Letter"[5]
1991 "That's More About Love (Than I Wanted to Know)"[6]
"Ain't No Future in the Past"
1992 "The More I Learn (The Less I Understand About Love)" 49 89 The More I Learn
"What If You're Wrong" 70 75
"We Can Hold Our Own" 71 86
1993 "Never Let Him See Me Cry" 73 85 What Comes Naturally
"He's My Weakness" 74
1996 "My Heart Wasn't in It"[7] After the Dance
"Collect from Wichita"
"Rodeo Man"[8]
1998 "Sweet Pretender" Day 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1992 "The More I Learn (The Less I Understand About Love)" Peter Lippman
"What If You're Wrong" Thom Ferrell
"We Can Hold Our Own" Steve McWilliams
1993 "Never Let Him See Me Cry" Alan Chebot
"He's My Weakness" Sara Nichols
1996 "My Heart Wasn't in It" Sara Nichols
"Rodeo Man" Steven R. Monroe
1998 "Sweet Pretender"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Nominee/Work Result
1992 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Female Vocalist Ronna Reeves Nominated


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 346. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "New Faces of Country Music". Country Radio Seminar.
  3. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Ronna Reeves biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. April 21, 1990.
  5. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. October 13, 1990.
  6. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. January 26, 1991.
  7. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Cashbox. March 23, 1996.
  8. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. August 10, 1996.