Reba McEntire Lands Guest-Starring Role On ‘Young Sheldon’

Reba McEntire is headed back to the small screen! The country legend landed a guest-starring role in the CBS sitcom,…


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January 16, 2020


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“It’s really hard to pinpoint. A numbers game in the library of music. The number of songs by males outnumber females (that’s the total library, new music and gold). But manually adding Taylor, Maren Morris, and Kelsea is happening. I did not say we are not ADDING female songs.”

Reba McEntire is headed back to the small screen!

The country legend landed a guest-starring role in the CBS sitcom, Young Sheldon, which is the prequel to the award-winning comedy The Big Bang Theory.

TVLine reports that McEntire will play the role of June, the ex-wife of Craig T. Nelson’s character Dale Ballard. The “fun and fiery” June will become friends with Meemaw (played by Annie Potts), who is in a relationship with the local little league coach.

The Young Sheldon episode featuring the country star will air on CBS in February.

No stranger to sitcoms, McEntire previously starred in the WB comedy, Reba, which ran from 2001-2007. Her Reba co-star, Melissa Peterman, also stars in Young Sheldon, however, TVLine reports that the longtime friends will not “cross paths” during the episode.

The Oklahoma native also starred in Malibu Country on ABC and has appeared on shows such as Last Man Standing, Baby Daddy and The Neighbors.

This Spring, Reba McEntire will return to the road for a 2020 tour, which is set to kick off March 20 in Evansville, Indiana.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.