Reba McEntire, renowned as the Queen of Country, recently opened up about the profound loss of her mother in 2020 and how it nearly led her to leave her music career. This revelation came during an emotional interview on the Today Show.
Reba has been a fixture in the entertainment industry for decades, with a career that includes movies, a television show, and countless hit songs. However, the loss of her mother struck a deep chord. In a candid moment, Reba shared how, amidst sorting through her parents’ belongings, she doubted her future in music. “I just don’t think I’m going to do this anymore,” she recalled telling her sister Suzie, expressing that her passion for singing was deeply intertwined with her mother’s support.
Despite these challenges, Reba ultimately decided to continue her journey in music. She now serves as a coach on the popular show The Voice, influencing a new generation of artists.
In the interview, McEntire and Jenna Bush Hager discussed grief and its impact. “It is a total gift. If you had no emotion whatsoever when they left, you missed out on something,” McEntire agreed with Hager’s perspective on grief.