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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Reba Mcentire Narvel Blackstock Married for 22 Years

Reba mcentire narvel blackstock married for 22 years - how did reba mcentire meet her husband?- Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955: Reba McEntire has been married to Narvel Blackstock since June 3, 1989. Happy Anniversary to Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock, who celebrated 22 years together this past weekend with an outdoorsy trip to Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wy.

“Narvel and I had a great weekend at the Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming with family and friends celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary!” Reba tweeted Monday. The pair had a blast enjoying one another, but more importantly, they loved the activities that the ranch has to offer. “We got to fish, shoot sporting clays, play paintball, volleyball, ride horses, archery and eat a lot too! Great time!” Reba shared, later adding, “Loved getting to fish this past weekend in WY.”

We’re glad Reba got the time to jet off with her husband, because she’s been pretty busy lately. A few weeks ago, she was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Just a few days after, she and Blake Shelton tag-teamed their home state of Oklahoma to raise over $500,000 for tornado vacations. McEntire's two siblings (both from the Singing McEntires) have also maintained careers in the music industry. Her brother, Pake McEntire was a successful country artist in the late 1980s and early 90s. Her sister, Susie Luchsinger, is a successful Christian music singer. She also has an older sister, Alice.

In 1976, McEntire married national steer wrestling champion and rancher, Charlie Battles. Together, the couple owned a ranch in Oklahoma and managed her career. In 1987, McEntire divorced Battles and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. She later commented to Bob Allen of Country Music about their separation, saying, "I had to pack everything in one day and leave. I was totally starting over." McEntire later claimed that she wanted to focus more on her music career, while Battles insisted that she remain at home, helping to take care of the ranch. McEntire stated, "I wasn't the little girl anymore, taking orders, and doing what he said."

In 1989, McEntire married her manager and former steel guitar player, Narvel Blackstock. The couple wed in a private ceremony on a boat in Lake Tahoe. Together, the pair took over all aspects of McEntire's career, forming Starstruck Entertainment, which was originally designed to help manage her career. From her second marriage, McEntire inherited three stepchildren and gave birth to a son, Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock on February 23, 1990.