Reba McEntire Shuts Down False Reports Claiming She Is Leaving ‘The Voice’

“This is not true,” the country music icon urges.


Madeleine O’Connell

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February 26, 2024


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Reba McEntire is bringing attention to fake news websites that have been spreading a rumor that she is stepping down from her coaching duties on NBC’s The Voice. The country music icon set the record straight when she took to social media on Sunday (Feb. 25), to assure fans that her time on the singing competition show is not coming to an end yet. 

The Country Singer Warns Fans Of “Clickbait” Headlines

The post included a screenshot of one of these fake websites,, which reported the false news using a “clickbait” headline that read, “Reba McEnitre Confirms She Is ‘Leaving’ The Voice After Her Accidental ‘Live’ Confession On-Air…” The word “False” was then written in all caps in bright red across the story. 

“Please do not click on any articles that say I am leaving ‘The Voice.’ This is not true,” she wrote in her caption on Instagram.

In addition to portraying inaccurate information regarding her role as a coach on the singing competition show, the ”Does He Love You” singer revealed that these particular sites are also claiming that she is promoting and selling weight loss solutions.

She continued, “These are fake websites to lure people in with clickbait where they claim I have a company to sell weight loss gummy products. This is false. I do not sell or promote any type of gummy product. Please report these posts if you see them on Facebook or Instagram.”

Fans were quick to come to McEntire’s defense, saying they would be sure to report any sites taking part in spreading this fake news. Many were also relieved to learn that she will continue to help guide new hopeful contestants on the show. 

Reba McEntire; Photo by Art Streiber/NBC
Reba McEntire; Photo by Art Streiber/NBC

One user wrote, “You tell em Reba” while another said, “Thank you for NOT leaving The Voice!!”

Reba McEntire Returns For Her Second Season

McEntire’s very first season as a coach on The Voice ended on a high note in December when she took home second place with her artist, Jordan Rainer. She took part in a memorable season full of laughter, milestone moments and plenty more alongside fellow coaches Gwen Stefani, Niall Horan, and John Legend. 

Viewers will see McEntire return to her iconic red chair tonight when Season 25 premieres with a two-hour episode on NBC. For the next competition, she will be joined by returning coaches John Legend and Chance the Rapper, as well as first-timers Dan + Shay. 

Dan + Shay To Appear As The Newest Coaches

Dan+Shay; Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC
Dan+Shay; Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC

The country music duo has been tasked with taking on the show’s brand-new element, the double chair. This will allow both members of the group, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, to each have their own chair while sharing a button between them. 

The double chair 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

Reba McEntire recently gave a glimpse into the fun and antics that are about to unfold with the new season. She shared a clip to social media documenting the moment she snuck into “newbies” dressing room on set and discovered what may be their “’top secret’ coaching strategy.”

The first thing she noticed as she stepped into the room was a small, framed photo of Chance the Rapper seated against the window.

Chance the Rapper, Dan+Shay, Reba McEntire, John Legend; Photo by Art Streiber/NBC
Chance the Rapper, Dan+Shay, Reba McEntire, John Legend; Photo by Art Streiber/NBC

“That’s weird,” McEntire said with a confused look on her face. 

She then began to look around the room further before spotting several copies of Dan + Shay’s newest record, Bigger Houses, as well a laptop left open on the table, which she noted was a “Big Mistake.”

The female songstress appeared to get into the laptop with ease as she noted, “they need to change their password. Let’s see what’s in here.” However, she expression suddenly changed as she quickly closed the laptop and said, “Nevermind…This way fun.”

Watch the Season 25 premiere of The Voice on February 26 at 8/7c on NBC and 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.