Reba McEntire Has Charitable Wish for Christmas
Reba McEntire has definitely gotten into the Christmas giving spirit. Instead of exchanging gifts this year with her husband/manager, Narvel Blackstock, the couple will adopt another family and give them the royal treatment, providing a tree, holiday decorations and presents. To see others follow her example is the first item on her own wish list.
"If anyone wants to give to a charity, pick out a family: buy them a Christmas dinner," she suggests to CMT Radio. "You can say, 'It's from our family and Reba.' And that would be perfect. That would be the greatest Christmas present you could ever give me."
Reba recently spent time on the west coast with her former TV show co-star, JoAnna Garcia, filming a guest spot on JoAnna's new show, 'Better With You.' The two, who have stayed close since 'Reba' went off the air in 2007, are still mutual fans of the other, both personally and professionally. "I was a big fan of the show, I love the concept," Reba told The Boot. "It's totally relatable, no matter what age group you are. If you're older, you've been in the younger characters' situation, and the middle group and the older group. It's, 'Oh, that's my parents. That's my sister and her husband.' It's just so witty and a great concept. I fell in love with the pilot."
JoAnna, who credits Reba with her current success, to invited the red-headed superstar to be an attendant at her weekend nuptials to New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher. "I wouldn't be here if it hadn't been for the experience I had on 'Reba,'" JoAnna explains. "All that I learned, not just as an actress but as a career woman from Reba, and learning that you can do it all and you can be kind and lovely and genuine. You can care about the people you're working with -- we had a family -- I knew we had such great people we were working with here and I wanted it to be something that was as lovely and respectful and wonderful as what I had. I wouldn't be here it weren't for her, and I mean that genuinely,"
Reba recently celebrated the release of her 26th studio album, 'All The Women I Am,' which debuted at No.3. The Oklahoma native will spend the first part of 2011 on the road, continuing to co-headline her tour with George Strait and opening act Lee Ann Womack. Find the show schedule here.