John Wayne Estate Thanks ‘Queen of Country’ Reba McEntire After She Stops By Icon’s Museum

by Joe Rutland
(Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMA)

Imagine Reba McEntire, the “Queen of Country,” standing next to “The Duke” himself, John Wayne. It happened in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

McEntire makes a stop at “John Wayne: An American Experience” inside the famed Fort Worth (Texas) Stockyards. A photo of McEntire between a cutout of Wayne and Robert Mitchum from their movie “El Dorado” is within the Instagram stories for the Official John Wayne account.

The John Wayne Estate runs the official Instagram account. Most importantly, having someone of McEntire’s status stop by and see the Wayne exhibit is definitely worth a photo.

“John Wayne: An American Experience” sounds like a must-see exhibit for Wayne fans. According to Wayne’s official website, it spreads out over 10,000 square feet.

Firstly, the exhibit goes from his early childhood through his vast film career. Secondly, different rooms within it reportedly highlight specific areas of interest regarding Wayne’s life. Thirdly, there is an “America, Why I Love Her” gallery featuring original poems recited by Wayne himself. Finally, the Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic place and a fitting one for Wayne’s history to make a stop.

Reba McEntire Releases New Song ‘Somehow You Do’ For Movie

But that’s enough about Wayne for now. It’s worth noting that Reba McEntire continues making music. She also is making appearances on CBS’s sitcom “Young Sheldon” these days, too.

McEntire gets back into her music career by releasing a new single called “Somehow You Do.” The song’s video is out, too. “Somehow You Do” appears in an upcoming Glenn Close-Mila Kunis film titled “Four Good Days.”

This new McEntire release has her paired up again with songwriter Diane Warren. Now Warren is the main writer behind “I’ll Be” and “What If,” two songs from McEntire’s popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. McEntire works again with producer Tony Brown in the studio.

“I was honored to be asked to sing the theme song for the new Glenn Close and Mila Kunis’ moving and powerful’ movie, Four Good Days,” McEntire wrote on Twitter. In addition, McEntire notes Warren’s work on the song. She writes, “I’m so proud to be associated with these three very powerful women!”

“Four Good Days” made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020. It will be in theaters on April 30 and available on-demand on May 21.

McEntire, 66, was born in McAlester, Okla., on March 28, 1955. She has been married twice, has one son, and is currently dating former “CSI: Miami” star Rex Linn. Is Reba living her best life right now? Only she can answer that question.

Even with a busy schedule, though, McEntire finds time to learn a little bit more about “The Duke” in Fort Worth.