Reba McEntire Prepares To Take Her Throne As The Newest Coach On ‘The Voice’

“Hear ye, hear ye!” the queen is ready to take her throne.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 29, 2023


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Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy X

Many consider Reba McEntire to be a queen of country music, but beginning September 25, she will claim a new throne as she joins the panel of coaches on Season 24 of The Voice

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, August 29, the musical icon shared a preview of her journey on the upcoming season through a hilarious clip that featured an equally as comical background tune. Based on the short highlight reel, viewers can expect plenty of fun to be had between McEntire and her fellow coaches, John Legend, Gwen Stefani and Niall Horan.

Along with all the new talent coming into the audition process, it appears that Season 24 will also include tater tots, cutouts of McEntire’s iconic red hair for everyone to embrace her signature style, and of course, lots of laughs. 

Her caption read, “Hear ye, hear ye! 👑 I’ve taken the throne as the newest coach for Season 24 of #TheVoice! Don’t miss the premiere September 25th & 26th on @nbc and streaming on  @peacock to catch all the magic. @NBCTheVoice  #QueenReba”

In July, the official Twitter account of The Voice announced that the show will return with a back-to-back premiere on September 25 and 26. The post was paired with a photo featuring each of the coaches alongside host Carson Daly as they showcased their wide smiles and excitement to begin the new season together. 

The caption read, “The post read, “Calling all fans to the stage! 📣 #TheVoice returns with @reba, @johnlegend ,  @gwenstefani, and @nialloffical Sept 25th 8/7c on @nbc and streaming on @peacock.”

McEntire was tapped to serve as a replacement for Blake Shelton, who announced his decision to step down from the singing competition earlier this year. He appeared on The Voice for a total of 23 Seasons and holds the title of the longest and winningest coach in the history of the show with nine wins. 

Before it was revealed that McEntire would be stepping up to fill his spot, McEntire admitted to ET’s Online Country that it would be incredibly difficult to replace Shelton after the standards he has set for his fellow coaches. 

“Who could fill Blake’s shoes?” she questioned, before adding, “To fill Blake’s chair? Wow. That’s gonna be tough. He did a great job, and kudos to him.”

Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton; Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC
Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton; Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC

Reba McEntire may be joining as the newest team member, but she is no stranger to the show. She was originally supposed to be cast in the inaugural season of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series, but ended up turning down the opportunity before it first debuted in 2011. 

“The first time I ever heard of The Voice, I saw the tape from Holland’s [version of the show],” she told the outlet. “They asked me to do it, and I turned it down.”

While she didn’t serve as a coach at the time, the “Does He Love You” singer briefly served as Shelton’s battle round advisor. Most recently, she appeared on the latest season of the show, when she served as a Mega Mentor. 

It has also been announced that McEntire will return as a coach in 2024 alongside John Legend, Chance the Rapper and Dan + Shay.

Dan + Shay will be stepping into “The Double Chair,” an exciting new element that has previously been incorporated on versions of the singing competition show that are broadcasted from other countries. However, this will be a first for the U.S. version of The Voice

With the addition of The Double Chair, this process will be slightly altered because while the country music duo will each have their own chair, they will share a button between them.

Season 24 is set to premiere this fall and will air on Mondays (8/7c) and Tuesdays (9/8c). The show will also stream the next day on Peacock.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.