Jacqueline, Reba’s mother, dreamed of becoming a singer of country music but she ended up becoming a teacher because there wasn’t a school teacher in their community. Both Reba’s grandfather and father were steer ropers in a rodeo. Clark Vincent McEntire, her father, won the World Championship for Steer Ropers three times. Amazingly, Reba learned to drive at around the age of five so that she could help out on the ranch. During winter, she used to drive the truck her father owned while he stayed at the back and kicked hay bales off to feed the cattle.
A New Beginning
Narvel and Reba met for the first time in 1980. He played steel guitar in her band. By 1987, Narvel had become Reba’s manager and provided her emotional support while she was divorcing her then husband. During this period, the two got very close and developed a romantic relationship. They got married in the year 1989 and had a boat wedding in Lake Tahoe. They became a power couple and together they managed everything about Reba’s career. They eventually created Starstruck, a management company. Since Narvel had three children from a previous marriage, Reba became a stepmother. In 1990, their son Shelby was born. With so much going for her, personally and professionally, how did it all begin?