Reba McEntire Plots Her Next Career Move: ‘I’m So Excited’
Singer, actress, businesswoman. Is there anything Reba can’t do?
Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy ABC
Never one to slow down, Reba McEntire announced her newest career venture this week, revealing plans to release a new book.
Set to drop in the fall of 2023, the lifestyle book will be published via Harper Celebrate, a gift book imprint of HarperCollins Focus. According to a press release, the full-color book will feature “personal stories, food and cocktail recipes, and lifestyle tips that range from hosting to packing a suitcase.”
Each chapter of the yet-to-be-titled book will be centered around of theme from one of her songs, including grit, family legacy, being curious, and prioritizing the things that matter most.
“I’m so excited to partner with the Harper Celebrate team to create my first lifestyle book where I will share stories, behind the scenes photos, some of my favorite recipes and life lessons I’ve learned over the years,” Reba shared in a statement. “I know my fans are going to love it!”
“Reba is universally beloved for her talent, humor, and unapologetic authenticity,” added Michael Aulisio, vice president and publisher, Harper Celebrate. “This book will offer readers a seat at Reba’s table as she shares her hard-earned wisdom on what it means to live a good life. And let me assure you, there will be a lot of fun had along the way.”
The upcoming book will be Reba’s third author credit, following Reba: My Story, her 1994 memoir written with Tom Carter and Comfort From a Country Quilt, released in 1999.
The news comes weeks after the release of Reba’s CD & DVD pairing, MY CHAINS ARE GONE. The project debuted as her 28th Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart.
Additionally, the superstar recently wrapped REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT, hitting every corner of the country across 20 dates, the superstar treated sold-out audiences to a stacked set of her most celebrated hits.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.