By: Linda Lee
Anyone forced to move on and face new challenges following a divorce will relate to this. Reba is a strong and independent woman and facing this new and a little scary situation head on!
Reba and her former husband Narvel Blackstock who was also her longtime personal musical career manager have now parted ways in their longtime business arrangement. After their divorce last October, Blackstock had continued to serve as her manager in their joint management company, Starstruck Entertainment until this past March.
Reba McEntire tells the Nashville based paper The Contributor that she wasn’t planning on becoming her own manager — in fact, she didn’t even desire it….and told them in a recent interview, “That’s life.”
McEntire was interviewed by the Nashville-based paper which is sold by homeless vendors after news about her split from former management company Starstruck Entertainment, of which her former husband Narvel Blackstock, is president and CEO, broke at the end of March.
The couple’s divorce was finalized at the end of October 2015, and since then, McEntire’s life has changed quite dramatically and the newly single McEntire opens up about the management move.
“I was pretty much forced to do it, it wasn’t my choice to take over my career as manager. I didn’t see it coming, but you know, that’s life.”
McEntire is now president of Reba’s Business Incorporated (RBI), and with the move, she’ll be in charge of her own career, with help from associate manager/tour manager Carolyn Snell, brand manager Leslie Matthews and controller Theresa Connelly. RBI will operate out of the same location as Starstruck with Justin McIntosh will working with both RBI and Starstruck Entertainment as vice president of creative and marketing.
There is no doubt in my mind that Reba will survive and thrive as always, as she has always been able to overcome and deal with everything life as thrown at here, including the tragic plane crash many years ago that killed all the members of her country music band. Ironically, or maybe not, she sings about the way she lives her life today and always.
Reba McEntire: “I’m A Survivor”
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