This Is How Reba McEntire Dealt With Her Heartbreaks Throughout Her Life

Published on 06/28/2020
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This Is How Reba McEntire Dealt With Her Heartbreaks Throughout Her Life

Reba Nell McEntire, or simply Reba McEntire, is a country singer, songwriter, record producer, and an actress. She is a musician loved by millions of people because of her talent and her personality. Reba McEntire is a massive name in the music industry. She started her career in singing when she was still in high school. Everything was going great through the years – she released several albums, went on concerts, appeared on television, starred in movies and shows until she faced a dilemma that gave her a difficult time. She did not see it coming at all, so it hit her very hard. 

These Trying Times

She used to have a person in her life that made everything more bearable. That person is living by the name Narvel Blackstock. He is Reba McEntire’s husband – well, he is her ex-husband now as he filed for divorce in the middle of 2015. Aside from the music industry, Narvel was her world. He used to be her best friend and her husband at the same time – he was one of her most significant support systems. That was why the moment when Narvel asked Reba for divorce crushed the woman’s heart into pieces. 

These Trying Times

These Trying Times

A New Chapter

Let me give you a bit of a background on how Narvel and Reba started their relationship. In the middle of 1980, Narvel Blackstock used to be very well-known for being the steel guitar player of the band that Reba used to sing for – that was their very first interaction.  1987 came around,  Narvel was already managing Reba, and that was the reason why they had the chance to talk to each other about different things. During the same year, Reba McEntire was still recovering from the divorce that she and her former husband, Charlie Battles had. She had no one to talk to, but there was Narvel, who was always ready to listen and comfort her.

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Tying The Knot

Two years after creating a deeper connection with each other, Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire decided to tie the knot. Both of them were in the happiest moments of their lives. Reba gladly accepted the chance to become a great stepmother to all of Narvel Blackstock’s children. A few years later, they got pregnant, and Reba eventually gave birth to their son, Shelby Blackstock. Narvel and Reba also became successful together – they even managed to establish their very own music company, Starstruck.  

Tying The Knot

Tying The Knot

Born And Raised In The Countryside

The 28th of March 1955 was the day when Reba McEntire was born. She grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma, r family – she lived in a household with her parents, her only brother, Pike, and her sisters whose names are Susie and Alice. They lived a simple yet happy life as they lived on a ranch.  Young Reba was described to be an adorable young girl who always helped the family in doing several household chores. 

Born And Raised In The Countryside

Born And Raised In The Countryside

Successful Life Lessons

Reba already knew a lot of things about how the world truly worked at a very young age. She knew that hard work was the only key to success, so she made an effort to make sure that she was at her best with everything she did. Knowing such a reality, even if she was still a little girl undoubtedly helped Reba McEntire to be the very successful country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer that she is today. 

Successful Life Lessons

Successful Life Lessons

Ranch And Rodeo Reba

It seems like Reba inherited her talents and great personality from her lovely parents. Her father, Clark McEntire, engaged himself in steer roping and was even crowned as a 3-time World Champion Steer Roper. On the other hand, Reba got all of her musical skills from her mother, Jacqueline Smith, who had always wanted to pursue her dreams of being a country singer – well, due to some personal reasons, she did not succeed in becoming a country musician. Still, she became a school teacher, and she was pleased about that as she had the chance to help her community.

Ranch And Rodeo Reba

Ranch And Rodeo Reba

Fun Fact

Let me give you a fascinating fact about Reba McEntire that I am a hundred percent sure you did not know about. She learned how to drive at a very young age and when I said “a very young age”, it was not 14, it was not 10, it was not 8 – she learned how to drive at the age of 5. She said that she had to learn to drive at a very young age for her to be able to help the family with their duties on the ranch. I know you are amazed right now and just for the record, I am surprised, too. Reba McEntire is simply a fantastic person!

Fun Fact

Fun Fact

A Family Of Singers

Aside from Reba, her siblings also got the talents in singing. All of them inherited their personality of being musically-inclined from their mother. At a young age, Reba would join different competitions in town. She also performed in various events that were held in the school she attended. With their amazing talent in singing, Reba, Pike, Alice, and Susie became well-known in the whole town as the “Singing McEntires”. Everyone loved them and thought that they were very adorable. 

A Family Of Singers

A Family Of Singers

Becoming Miss Ford Country

One of the most significant accomplishments she attained in her entire life was the moment when she got the title of being “Miss Ford Country”. She was 16 years old at that time when she joined a contest that was held in the town where she had to write a well-constructed essay. Being the smart and amazing lady she had always been, she won the contest and got herself the chance to drive a Ford for six months – that was the prize for the winner. Well, she gladly accepted it and did not waste any time as she grabbed all the opportunity to drive the car – all in all, she drove a total of 18,000 miles. 

Becoming Miss Ford Country

Becoming Miss Ford Country

The Family That Sings Together

The siblings became really famous in their town as they performed in different places such as local rodeos, bars, and dance halls. Months after realising that they could compose their original song, they released a record dedicated to their beloved grandmother which was titled “John McEntire”. Thousands of records were sold. After their first record’s success, they released other songs such as “God Never Cried” and “If I Could Only Be With You”. The McEntires performed their original songs at several events. 

The Family That Sings Together

The Family That Sings Together

A Lesson For A Lifetime

Reba learned one of the greatest lessons someone had ever taught her from her mother. When they were on the way to a performance that was about to be held in a dance hall in their town, Reba asked her mother for permission if she could encourage everyone, who would be watching them perform, to go to church on Sunday. Her mother did not directly reject her idea, but instead, she said, “You don’t know what other people do. You don’t know their heart”. That made Reba realize that not all people were the same – not everyone had the same beliefs with one another.

A Lesson For A Lifetime

A Lesson For A Lifetime

Wanted To Be Like Her Mother

Seeing how her mother served as a teacher in their community, Reba wanted to be a school teacher just like her. That was why she took Education as her course at the public university in Durant, Southern Oklahoma State University. Well, she still did not forget about her passion for singing, so she minored in Music. Whenever she had free time, she would engage herself in activities related to music such as performing at small events. During that time, she already knew to herself that she would be a good teacher in the future just like her mother, but she was quite wrong about that.

Wanted To Be Like Her Mother

Wanted To Be Like Her Mother

Life-Changing Rodeo Performances

One normal day in 1974, Reba had to attend a rodeo event, the National Rodeo, that was held in Oklahoma City because she was hired to sing the national anthem for the event. I do not know if Reba being a music star was already written on the stars, but Red Steagall, a well-known musician, was there. He was amazed by the lady’s voice, so he immediately approached her after her performance to talk about her potential in being a music star. Weeks after that, Reba agreed to record her very first demo tape. Red was one of the people who really helped her establish her career in the music industry.

Life-Changing Rodeo Performances

Life-Changing Rodeo Performances

Her First Marriage

A year after signing a record deal with Mercury Records in the middle of 1975, Reba McEntire debuted in the music industry with her very first single with the title “I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand”. It was not as successful as she wanted it to be as it only landed on the 88th spot on the Billboard charts. Another important event that happened in the same year was her marriage with her first husband, Charlie Battles. A few songs came after that, but all of them did not become a huge hit as well. In 1979, just when she was about to start losing hope, her cover of Patsy Cline’s “Sweet Dreams” became very successful and popular as it landed on the 19th spot on the charts. That was just the beginning of her journey in the music industry. 

Her First Marriage

Her First Marriage

First Time At The Grand Ole Opry

One of the most embarrassing experiences she ever had her entire life happened in 1977 when she got the opportunity to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. For the people who do not know anything about Grand Ole Opry, it is the biggest home for country music – that was why Reba McEntire was very thrilled to go. However, during the day of her performance, she faced a couple of problems. First, the guard in the event did not let her in as her name was not included in the list. She was only able to come in when one of the officials recognized her. The other problem that she faced was when she was already inside the establishment, a staff informed her that she would not be performing anymore because her slot was replaced by Dolly Parton. She was very disappointed – who wouldn’t be?

First Time At The Grand Ole Opry

First Time At The Grand Ole Opry

Her Real Big Break

Her big break happened in 1983 when she released a single that took the number one spot on several music charts. After that, she faced a big problem because Mercury Records was forcing her to do another genre that she was not fond of. She also began disliking how the company was managing her. Those were the reasons why she decided to transfer to another music company which turned out to be MCA Nashville Records. “Just a Little Love” was the very first single that she recorded with MCA. 

Her Real Big Break

Her Real Big Break

At Long Last

Months after working with MCA Nashville Records, Reba was still not satisfied with how her career was doing, but she was undoubtedly happy by how MCA was managing her. She recorded an album that contained two songs which took the number one spot in music charts. The album was titled “My Kind of Country”. That was the very moment when she got satisfied with her career and realized that she was doing well in the industry.

At Long Last

At Long Last

New Interest In Acting

In the latter part of the 1980s, Reba McEntire was one of the first people in her town who tried the concept of making a music video. With all of her hard work, along with the company of MCA Nashville Records, the music video turned out great. A lot of people adored how her music videos appeared like films. All the compliments about her acting skills that were showcased in the videos which she heard from the fans and the critics motivated her to establish a career in the acting industry. Well, being the talented woman she had always been, people looked forward to it. 

New Interest In Acting

New Interest In Acting

A Dream Come True

A few years after letting the media know about her plans on establishing a career in the acting industry, she was invited to star in the 1990 horror film touched with science fiction, Tremors. She starred along with other actors and actresses such as Finn Carter, Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Ariana Richards. In the movie, she played the role of Heather Gummer. In the interview that took place after the premiere of the film, Reba shared how happy she was with the way her acting turned out. However, it seemed like one of her co-actors had an opposing opinion – well, she simply ignored that and thought that for a first timer in the acting industry, she was not that bad. 

A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

Trouble In Paradise

Her career was getting bigger and bigger – meaning, her schedule became busy as hell. It even got to the point where she already had to choose between spending time with her husband and performing on events. Well, everything was difficult for her and Charlie Battles. With that kind of set-up, fighting with each other already became a routine for the two. All of those fights eventually led to divorce. They could not just take it anymore. It was too difficult for Reba, but she realized that she had to stand on her own and keep going – as she was moving on, she was keeping herself busy with different performances, interviews, and the like. 

Trouble In Paradise

Trouble In Paradise

Tragedy Struck

For your information, Reba used to be in a band – it was the same band where she met her second husband, Narvel Blackstock. Just when her life was about to be full of happiness because of her career’s success and her family with Narvel, she suffered from one of the most devastating moments in her life. In the middle of 1991, she lost eight of her band members due to a sudden plane crash. She was peacefully asleep when the tragedy happened, so she had to wake up to such terrible news. With her members passing away unexpectedly, it seemed like she lost a part of herself. 

Tragedy Struck

Tragedy Struck

An Album For The People She Lost

Weeks after the tragedy, she recorded her 16th album with MCA Nashville Records that was dedicated to all of her band members that passed away due to the plane crash. The album was titled “For My Broken Heart”. It contained sad songs that really showed the world how devastated Reba McEntire was because of her loss. Looking at the brighter side, most of the songs in that album dominated in several music charts. 

An Album For The People She Lost

An Album For The People She Lost

The Red Dress That Went Down In History

One of the moments that really got her name spreading all over the world happened in a CMA Award Show. When she went on the stage with the well-known singer, Linda Davis, whom she worked with to record the song she was getting an award for, tons of people were in awe of her outfit. She was wearing a red sexy dress that really looked good with her. The dress went viral and even made its way to be displayed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – yes, it was displayed at a museum, it was that legendary!

The Red Dress That Went Down In History

The Red Dress That Went Down In History

A Country Music Pioneer

Unlike other country musicians who are not fond of talking about controversial issues and topics in their songs, Reba McEntire stepped out of her comfort zone and wrote a song that discussed AIDS. The song was titled “She Thinks His Name Was John” – it was recorded under the album “Read My Mind”. After releasing such a song, she did not let the negative comments get in her way and kept on creating songs that talked about other controversial topics such as illegal immigration, mercy killing, and domestic abuse. That just proved how brave Reba was to stand firm with her principles. 

A Country Music Pioneer

A Country Music Pioneer

A Rough Patch

Everything was doing well in her career until she released her 19th album which was specially made to celebrate and mark her 20th year of being active in the industry. Even though the purpose was good, collecting and combining all the songs she already released before and putting it on an album was definitely not a good idea. Lots of fans and critics did not like her 19th album. Well, at least one of the songs in that album still made it to dominate some charts. 

A Rough Patch

A Rough Patch

What Could Have Been

Weeks after her 19th album was released, Reba received an invitation from one of the producers of the blockbuster film, Titanic. She was excited as soon as she heard that she was about to star in the movie along with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. However, her very busy schedule had forbidden that moment to happen. Even though she badly wanted to be a part of the 1997 blockbuster film, she had to reject the offer because she could not make time for the filming, interviews, and other stuff. 

What Could Have Been

What Could Have Been

Starring As A Socialite

If she agreed to do the project, she would have taken the role of Kathy Bates as Margaret Brown. Well, seeing how the movie turned out, Bates really did a good job of portraying her character. I want to hear your thoughts about this – do you think that Reba would have performed well if she accepted the offer or no? 

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Starring As A Socialite

Climbing To The Top Again

Rejecting the offer of starring in Titanic seemed like a blessing in disguise as she got all the time to focus on her music career and improve as an artist. During the same year, she released her 20th album that was titled “What If It’s You”. It was a successful album and most of its songs had risen to the top of music charts. The song that topped many charts was “The Fear of Being Alone”. Well, all of the profit that she earned from the success of her album went directly to the Christian church, Salvation Army. That gesture just proved how kind and generous Reba McEntire is. 

Climbing To The Top Again

Climbing To The Top Again

Going On The Broadway Stage

She dominated the world once again as 2001 came around. With MCA Nashville Records, she managed to release another successful album that was titled “Greatest Hits Vol. 3: I’m a Survivor”. She eventually released a few more singles that also became successful before announcing her hiatus – yes, she went on a break from producing new songs so that she could take time to focus on her acting career for a while. She starred in “Annie Get Your Gun”, a musical by Dorothy Fields and Herbert Fields. 

Going On The Broadway Stage

Going On The Broadway Stage

The Best Performance

It seemed like Reba McEntire really made a lot of effort in training for this musical because her acting turned out great. A lot of fans and critics were pleased by her performance in the comedic musical – her name made its way onto different magazines, newspapers, and tabloids as one of the best performers the world had ever seen that year. It was a great turning point in her career in the acting industry.

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The Best Performance

A Self-Titled TV Show

All of the positive reactions that her performance in “Annie Get Your Gun” garnered motivated her to keep on working hard as an actress. A few months later, she got the chance to star in a six-season TV show that was titled “Reba” – yes, she was the main character of the sit-com. Reba was very happy with everything that she had at that very moment – a successful career in the acting and music industry and a happy family with his husband and son. Her TV show also ended up being a huge hit in America. 

A Self-Titled TV Show

A Self-Titled TV Show

Appearing On The Small Screen

Let me give you a couple of fun facts about the sit-com, Reba. Before the directors and producers started filming the TV show’s episodes, they decided to name the character Reba was about to play “Sally”. That did not make any sense to the actress slash singer because she wanted to use her own name so that in that way, fans could support and remember the sit-com more with her brand. After a few days of arguing between “Sally” or “Reba”, the actress won and succeeded in persuading the staff to use her real name. Another little fun fact about the TV show was the fact that even though Reba McEntire and Melissa Peterman had to fight a lot on cameras due to their roles’ personalities, the two actresses are really close friends in real life. 

Appearing On The Small Screen

Appearing On The Small Screen

Stronger Than Before

Even though she was very busy in turning her career in the acting industry into a successful one, she never forgot that she also had a great career in the music industry. It was very impressive to see how she balanced the two. A thing that would prove the previous statement is the fact that in 2003, she released her 23rd album that was titled “Room to Breathe” and most of the songs under it dominated a lot of music charts. A few years later, she was named as the woman with the most number of nominations in the entire history of CMA. See? Even if she wanted to thrive in the acting industry, she still did very well in the music industry. Reba is amazingly one of a kind!

Stronger Than Before

Stronger Than Before

The Small Screen Again

When 2011 came around, she got an offer to star in another TV show that ABC produced, Malibu Country. Her role was kind of similar to the role that she played in Reba, maybe that was one of the reasons why she agreed in a heartbeat. In that TV show, she had to play the characterization of Reba Gallagher. Her character was a mother of two children who was also still recovering from a divorce. How did her acting turn out? Was she good or did she perform really bad? 

The Small Screen Again

The Small Screen Again

Mixed Reviews

Well, lots of people did not hate it, but they did not love it so much at the same time. It was fine. People really did their best to express how they felt about the TV show starting from the very first episode up to the last – their comments ended up opposing each other. Some people thought that it was good and some did not. That just proved the idea that you could never really please everyone. Besides, Malibu Country still ended up being one of the best comedy TV shows that ABC worked on.

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Mixed Reviews

A New Phase

A lot of things happened in Reba’s career in the entirety of 2008. First, she broke the record that Dolly Parton was still holding at that time of being the female country artist that had the most singles placing in Top 10 of music charts. Another thing that brought a huge impact on her career was the two Grammy awards that she won. She also managed to sell a total of 67M records worldwide! On top of all of that, Reba announced her sudden departure from MCA Nashville Records later that year. A few weeks after that surprising announcement, it was revealed that Valory Music Group was the new company she was going to work with. 

A New Phase

A New Phase

Reba’s Alleged Death

Being a famous celebrity really brings artists a lot of perks in life. On the other hand, it also brings them a lot of stress due to false rumors that fans tend to spread. That idea was proved by Reba in the middle of 2012 when a rumor quickly flew around town that she suddenly died as she fell off a cliff in Austria when she was filming a movie. Even though it was not confirmed by anyone in the management, tons of people, especially Reba’s fans, already reacted violently. As soon as Reba learned that such a false rumor was reaching thousands of people, she used her Twitter account to announce that none of the rumors was true. 

Reba’s Alleged Death

Reba’s Alleged Death

Her Biggest Fan

During 2014, Reba McEntire was already about to achieve one of her biggest dreams – to become a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame. However, a sudden incident happened and that had forbidden her to be inducted in the Hall of Fame – her father, Clark McEntire unexpectedly had a stroke and eventually fell into a coma. It was a devastating moment for the singer slash artist. What became more devastating was the fact that the whole McEntire family had to let go of him as he passed away in October that year. That really crushed Reba’s heart into pieces. Well, thanks to Dolly Parton, she still became a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame – Parton did everything on her behalf. 

Her Biggest Fan

Her Biggest Fan

Country Music Hall of Fame

It was like a replay of what happened with her band members. The only difference was the fact that it was her father who passed away – a person who had always been there by her side ever since she was born. That was why it was very hard to let go and move on. To always remember her father, she recorded and released a song dedicated to him. The song’s title was “Just Like Them Horses”. It was a very sincere and emotional song – the whole world felt how devastated and sad the country singer was due to her sudden loss. 

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Country Music Hall of Fame

The Home Of Our Dreams

Now, let us talk about the things Reba McEntire has done with all the money and earnings that she earned from the success she got both in the music and acting industry. One of the biggest purchases she has ever made was a mansion located in Beverly Hills. It has 7 rooms, 9 baths, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a spa. All in all, the area of the mansion measures a total of 12,000 square feet. Well, with all the hard work and sacrifices that she has done to become the very successful singer we all know today, she clearly deserves that mansion. 

The Home Of Our Dreams

The Home Of Our Dreams

One Of The Priciest Sales

Her Beverly Hill mansion was the home of everyone’s dreams. However, after living in it for a few years, she eventually decided to sell it and move into another house. Way back the year when she bought the mansion, it only cost a total of $9,000,000. In 2015, she managed to sell it at a price of $22.25M. It got more expensive as years passed by. In the whole area, her mansion was one of the most expensive ones, yet one of the most beautiful ones too. 

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One Of The Priciest Sales

Nearly Lost Faith

Do you know Faith Hill? Back in the early 90s, Faith Hill used to audition for a position as one of Reba McEntire’s backup singers during her performances and concerts. Well, it seemed like Hill was still not that prepared to be a backup singer, so her application was denied. Little did Reba know that Faith Hill was about to be a very successful singer in the future just like her. If you are wondering about the person who got her position, it was Paula Kay Evans. Years after working with McEntire, Evans tragically passed away due to a plane crash that happened in the middle of 1991. 

Nearly Lost Faith

Nearly Lost Faith

Interview By Larry King

In one of the interviews that Faith Hill participated in, she shared her experience of auditioning to be a part of Reba McEntire’s backup singers. She admitted that she was really disappointed at herself as she got rejected by McEntire, but she eventually realized that she was just not that trained as a singer yet. That rejection played a huge part in becoming the Faith Hill that millions of people love and adore today – she used it as a motivation to work harder every single time. 

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Interview By Larry King

Fame In The Family

Another famous singer that has a connection with McEntire is the great Kelly Clarkson. Several years ago, Reba’s husband, Narvel Blackstock, used to be Kelly Clarkson’s manager. Blackstock was the person who made it possible for Kelly to meet his son, Brandon Blackstock. After asking for each other’s cell phone number, they went out on dates. Years after dating, Brandon asked Kelly to marry him by doing a very huge and sweet gesture – he proposed to her during the 2012 Super Bowl. 

The Best Daughter-In-Law She Could Ask For

Fame In The Family

The Best Daughter-In-Law She Could Ask For

Even before becoming her stepson’s wife, Reba already knew Kelly. She already has spent a lot of time to bond with her and she really loved the fact that Kelly was about to become her daughter-in-law. With all the good things Reba said about Kelly, it is quite obvious that Clarkson is the best daughter-in-law Reba could ask for. A few months after Kelly and Brandon’s wedding, they got pregnant with their first child, River Rose Blackstock. Two years after giving birth to their firstborn, Clarkson gave birth to their second child, Remington Alexander Blackstock. 

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The Best Daughter-In-Law She Could Ask For

Wanting The Best For Everyone

In the middle of 2015, Narvel Blackstock filed for divorce. It was a very difficult decision, but Reba McEntire just chose to go with it. In one of her latest interviews, Reba admitted that if she was the only one to decide, she would haven’t agreed with the divorce. However, she just wanted the best for everyone during that time – for Narvel and their children. That was the main reason why she just agreed to have a divorce. 

Wanting The Best For Everyone

Wanting The Best For Everyone

Splitting Up

All she did was to understand her former husband’s reasons as to why he asked for a divorce. After a fruitful 26 years of being married, they divorced in the middle of 2015. At that time, Reba had no other choice but to move on and keep herself busy with her schedule. Everything was going well in the singer’s journey of moving on; however, she did not expect to see what she saw several months after her and Narvel Blackstock’s divorce. 

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Splitting Up

Too Close To Home

Seeing Narvel Blackstock, her former husband, dating other women again just a few months after having their divorce really hurt Reba. What hurt her more was the fact that the girl he was dating was Laura Putty Stroud. If it were somebody else, maybe she would have felt a little less hurt – but it was her best friend. Laura used to be a really close friend to Reba even when she already got married to Narvel. That information just made things sketchier.  

Too Close To Home

Too Close To Home

Something Very Serious

Laura Putty Stroud spent a lot of time with the couple when they were still married, especially with Reba McEntire, her best friend. When the news about her dating Narvel Blackstock spread all throughout America, a lot of people immediately assumed that Narvel cheated on Reba. Well, you could not blame them because there was no clarification as to when Narvel and Laura really started dating – that was why people just believed what they wanted to believe in. True or untrue, Reba McEntire was having a very difficult time moving on. 

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Something Very Serious

A Sticky Situation

Going back to the famous Kelly Clarkson, it was revealed that she tried her best to keep Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire in the best situation together as possible because Narvel is her husband’s father, her children’s grandfather, and her very own father-in-law while Reba is one of her closest friends, her kids’ grandmother, and her mother-in-law. She was in a really sticky situation after the divorce was done but thankfully, today, Narvel and Reba are reported to be on good terms. 

A Sticky Situation

A Sticky Situation

Time To Move On

As you all know, Narvel Blackstock became Reba McEntire’s manager in the middle of 1988. Despite having their divorce in 2015, both of them agreed to keep on working with each other. However, a year after their divorce, Reba decided that being under Blackstock’s management was not appropriate anymore. Aside from their separation, she decided to begin working all by herself as she realized that she could do it all alone already – after the many years she had already been in the industry, she believed in herself that she already had the ability to work alone. 

Time To Move On

Time To Move On

Reba McEntire

Two years after the divorce and being in the process of moving on, she finally revealed in an interview that she was already prepared to let someone in her life again. Aside from focusing on her career in the music and acting industry, Reba McEntire tried her luck in the field of business. She established a brand of merchandise that sells various essentials such as clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, and home furniture. It served as another source of income. 

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Reba McEntire

Passionate About Photos

The successful country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer does not only engage in the activities related to the music and business industry. She also loves to take photos – she would do it anywhere and anytime. That can be proven by looking at her official Instagram account – you would see a lot of great pictures that were taken during her vacations, during the filming of shows and movies, recordings, or even when she is just at home. 

Passionate About Photos

Passionate About Photos

Pals With Presidents

Reba McEntire is an outgoing person with a really great personality. With that kind of attitude, she managed to build a friendly relationship with the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the United States of America – George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush. In an interview, she got the chance to share how her friendship with the mentioned presidents started – she began talking to the presidents when she got invited to join them on a private cruise. Since then, they have been exchanging emails and messages – take note that their topics do not include politics at all. 

Pals With Presidents

Pals With Presidents

She Loves Shooting

Just like any other country girl who was raised in such an environment, Reba McEntire has always loved shooting. She was never afraid of guns at all. However, the very first time she had the chance to hold and shoot a gun happened when she was in the middle of filming a movie because her character had to use a gun. Because of that, she made an effort to learn how to shoot responsibly and properly. Reba McEntire is a brave and amazing woman, isn’t she?

She Loves Shooting

She Loves Shooting

A Different Kind Of Album

Not only is Reba McEntire a brave and amazing woman, but she is also a person full of surprises. That idea can be proven by what she did in the early part of 2017. She released an album that was full of gospel songs. “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope” was the title of that album. That was Reba’s first time to create an album with songs with such a genre. That simply proved the whole world that McEntire is capable of doing everything she would want to. Does it make you wonder why she made such an album? Keep on reading to know Reba’s answer to your question. 

A Different Kind Of Album

A Different Kind Of Album

Gospel Album In The Making

In an interview, she revealed that one of her former managers living by the name Bill Carter gave her the idea of coming up with an album full of gospel songs. She added that she took inspiration from the hymnbook that she used to have when she was still a little girl – it was full of spiritual songs. That album was her 28th album in the entirety of her career in the music industry. 

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Gospel Album In The Making

The First Female Colonel Sanders

In the middle of 2018, the singer had the chance to star in a commercial of one of the famous fast-food restaurants in the whole world, KFC. In the advertisement, she gave off some notes by singing gracefully as she was wearing a female outfit of Colonel Sanders. She considered it a huge accomplishment because she was the very first female Colonel Sanders to ever be featured on television. 

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Rather Strange

Hearing the offer for the very first time, everyone who knew about it thought that it was weird – dressing up as a female Colonel Sanders. However, Reba, being the positive person she has always been, looked at the brighter side. She gladly accepted it because she thought that being the very first female version of Colonel Sanders would be a great accomplishment – and it was! All throughout her experience starting from the filming of the commercial up to the moment when she saw how it turned out, Reba McEntire enjoyed doing the advertisement for KFC. 

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Rather Strange

The Legacy Of A Country Music Icon

With all the things she has done ever since the 1970s when she entered the music industry, Reba McEntire gave the whole world nothing but music with great quality. Even though she also experienced a lot of downfalls in her entire career, she would always be a legend in the industry of music. Up until now, she is still performing as a great country singer and she said that she does not have plans on stopping yet. 

The Legacy Of A Country Music Icon

The Legacy Of A Country Music Icon

Circulating Rumors

As of now, there are a lot of rumors spreading throughout different social media sites saying that she is about to work on a southern gothic soap opera. If it were true, that would be a whole new experience for the singer slash actress. However, true or untrue, I am a hundred percent sure that Reba McEntire would slay that TV show because not only is she an amazing singer, but she is also an astonishing actress. 

Circulating Rumors

Circulating Rumors

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