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Country’s Greatest Love Stories: Reba McEntire + Narvel Blackstock

Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock
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In 1989, on a boat in Lake Tahoe, Reba McEntire exchanged marriage vows with Narvel Blackstock, her manager and former steel guitar player. She and Blackstock began working together in 1980 when she was a rising young singer hailing from Oklahoma and he was in her band.

First it was a working relationship, then friendship, and finally love. The ‘Fancy’ hitmaker has shared her secrets to a strong marriage before: “Respect, faith, love, trust, and lots of patience.” She adds, “We highly respect each other. We like each other. We love each other but that respect has to be there. I respect his judgment and he respects mine. We respect each other. I think that is one of the strongest things in a relationship. You have to have respect for each other.”

While she could probably have had her pick of men, McEntire was attracted to a Blackstock’s professionalism, explaining, “He was a very classy man and very organized and had great ideas. He’s always looking ahead and always thinking. He’s a great leader.”

McEntire is vocal about her respect for her husband, saying he is the one who inspires her the most. Together, they have a son, Shelby, and the fiery-haired singer gained three stepchildren from their marriage. Over a quarter of a century together and they’re still going strong!

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