Is Reba McEntire married? No, she isn’t. However, she has been married twice in the past. Her first husband’s name is Charlie Battles who is known for being a steer wrestling champion and rancher. The couple had an age gap of ten years and were married in 1976. After eleven years of their conjugal life, the pair got divorced after which Reba moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Following the divorce, she was romantically linked with the former steel guitar player, Narvel Blackstock (born on August 31, 1956) whom she married on June 3, 1989, at Lake Tahoe on a boat in a private ceremony. Before McEntire, Blackstock was married to television producer Elisa Gayle Ritter (born on January 6, 1956). The couple worked together for McEntire’s career as Blackstock started working as her manager. The duo also founded Starstruck Entertainment.
McEntire also inherited three stepchildren born from his previous wife. In February 1990, she became the mother to a son named Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock. Through McEntire’s website, the pair announced of ending their twenty-six years long married life which was finalized on October 28, 2015. It is reported that McEntire is still very close to her step-children including Brandon Blackstock who is married to Kelly Clarkson.
After the divorce with Blackstock, McEntire entered into the romantic relationship with wildlife photographer Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo whom she met in August 2017. They appeared together in 2018 Grammy after six months of their dating life. However, the couple has already got separated which was confirmed by McEntire in November 2019. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of McEntire:
Who is Reba McEntire?
Born as Reba Nell McEntire, she landed the planet on March 28, 1955, which makes her age be 65 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an American country singer, record producer, songwriter as well as a successful actress. She started singing career since her high school days and has already released six studio albums under the label called Mercury Records with which she contracted in 1976.
Early Life and Education
McEntire was born in 1955 and her place of birth is in McAlester, Oklahoma. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Jacqueline McEntire (mother) and Clark Vincent McEntire (father). Her mother was born on March 28, 1955, whereas her father was born on November 30, 1927, who died on October 23, 2014. Her father is known for being a World Champion steer roper three times who is the son of champion steer roper John Wesley McEntire (February 19, 1897 – February 13, 1976).
McEntire’s mother let her children learn to sing well as becoming a country-music artist was her childhood dream which couldn’t be accomplished. Reba learned to play guitar herself along with her siblings. With her younger sister named Susie and brother Pake, she formed a vocal group named Singing McEntires.
Career and Professional Life
During her time at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, McEntire used to sing at local venues and was later able to impress Country artist Red Steagall while performing the national anthem at the National Finals Rodeo. She grabbed an opportunity to have a recording sign with Mercury Records in 1975 after recording a demo tape.
On January 22, 1976, McEntire’s first recording was made for Mercury Records. The first single from the album was titled “I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand” which was able to secure number 88 on the Billboard country music chart. Her album titled Out of a Dream was released on August 27, 1979.
The following year, she released her third studio album titled Feel The Fire on October 6, 1980, which includes the track listings like “(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven”, “Suddenly There’s a Valley” and “Tears on My Pillow”. Her fourth studio album called Hear To Heart which includes the tracks like “Only You “, “Gonna Love Ya” and “Today All Over Again”.
On June 14, 1982, McEntire released her fifth studio album titled Unlimited which include tracks like “You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving”, “I’m Not That Lonely Yet”, “Can’t Even Get the Blues”, “What Do You Know About Heartache?” and so on. On August 15, 1983, she released her sixth studio album called Behind The Scene which includes tracks like “Why Do We Want (What We Know We Can’t Have)”, “Love Isn’t Love” and so on.
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Thanks to the @recordingacademy for such great news to wake up to this morning! #StrongerThanTheTruth was nominated for #grammys Country Album of the Year. I wanted to go back to my roots and make an album that reminded me of the music I grew up with. Thank you to everyone involved in the making of this album!!!
The following year, she released two studio albums titled Just a Little Love and My Kind of Country. On June 10, 1985, she released her ninth studio album named Have I Got a Deal for You which include tracks like “She’s Single Again”, “Have I Got a Deal for You”, “Red Roses” and so on.
On February 10, 1986, McEntire released her tenth studio album called Whoever’s in New England which also include tracks like “To Make That Same Mistake Again”, “Little Rock”, “Whoever’s in New England and so on. The same year, she released the other two studio albums named Reba Nell McEntire and What Am I Gonna Do About You. The following year, she released two more studio albums named Merry Christmas to You and The Last One to Know.
She consecutively released one studio album in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 which were named Reba, Sweet Sixteen, Rumor Has It, For My Broken Heart and It’s Your Call. On April 26, 1994, she released her twentieth studio album named Read My Mind which includes tracks like “Why Haven’t I Heard from You”, “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”, “Till You Love Me” and many more.
On October 3, 1995, McEntire’s twenty-first studio album named was released through MCA. It includes tracks like “By The Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Five Hundred Miles Away From Home”, “I Won’t Mention It Again”, “Please Come to Boston”, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and so on. The following year, she released an album called What If It’s You.
On June 2, 1998, she released her twenty-third album named If You See Him which includes tracks like “If You See Him/If You See Her”, “I’ll Give You Something to Miss”, “Wrong Night” and so on. The following year, she released two studio albums named The Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection and So Good Together.
On November 18, 2003, McEntire released her twenty-sixth studio album titled Room To Breathe which include tracks like “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain”, “It Just Has to Be This Way”, “Secret”, “Sky Full of Angels” and so on.
On September 18, 2007, she released her twenty-seventh studio album named Reba: Duets which include tracks like “The Only Promise That Remains”, “Does the Wind Still Blow In Oklahoma”, “Every Other Weekend” “Because of You” and so on. Her twenty-eighth studio album named Keep on Loving You was released on August 18, 2009.
Her twenty-ninth studio album named All the Women I Am was released on November 9, 2010. It includes tracks like “When Love Gets a Hold of You” and “If I Were a Boy”. On April 14, 2015, she released her thirtieth studio album called Love Somebody which includes tracks like “Until They Don’t Love You”, “Promise Me Love”, “Just Like Them Horses” and others.
The following year, she released her thirty-first studio album named My Kind of Christmas which includes tracks like “The Christmas Song”, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and so on. On February 3, 2017, her thirty-second studio album titled Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope was released which include tracks like “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder” and “Back to God. McEntire released her thirty-third studio album named Stronger Than The Truth on April 5, 2019, which was able to receive a nomination at the 62nd Grammy Awards for Best Country Album.
Moving towards her film career, she has appeared in monster comedy film Tremors, family comedy film The Little Rascals, Romances of the Republics and so on. She has also contributed her voice to movies like The Fox and the Hound 2 and The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave for the characters Dixie and Etta respectively.
McEntire has also been contributing as the co-host with singer Vince Gill for the Academy of Country Music Awards since 2012. She has also appeared on various television shows like Last Man Standing, The Voice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, Working Class, Better With You and so on.
Reba McEntire has been married twice. Her first wedding took place with Charlie Battles whereas the second marriage took place with the steel guitar player, Narvel Blackstock. They were very supportive if each other and worked together through Starstruck Entertainment. McEntire and Blackstock divorced in 2015 ending their conjugal life that lasted for twenty-six years. McEntire was also linked with Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo for two years.
Reba McEntire stands at a perfect height of 5 feet and 7 inches or 170 cm. her weight is reported to be 56 kilograms or 123.5 lbs making her possess a maintained body structure. With red-colored hair, she is blessed with blue eyes. Her body’s distinctive features include front hair bangs, large bright eyes and dimples. McEntire is a fitness conscious person who gives special importance to her diet and workout routines.
Salary and Net worth
The award-winning singer Reba McEntire has an estimated net worth of 95 million USD. She has already released thirty-three studio albums during her long successful musical journey. She has also appeared in several movies and television shows and has also hosted various events. Reba’s net worth is also contributed by her brand endorsement activities as she has contributed to Frito Lays, Dannon’s Activia Probiotic Yogurts, KFC Smoky Mountain BBQ Chicken, Pepper soda and Red Convertible to Vegas.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of singer Reba McEntire is prepared by various wiki sites including IMDb and Wikipedia. Join her on Instagram @reba where she has garnered more than 1.8 million followers. Likewise, her Twitter profile is reachable @reba where she is being followed by over 2.4 million followers. Her Facebook page is reachable @reba. Her YouTube channel is reachable @RebaMcEntire.