Reba McEntire Rejoices January’s End with Monday Motivation Pic

by Joe Rutland

Country superstar Reba McEntire is as happy to see January in her rear-view mirror as are many other people in the United States.

McEntire took to social media and shared a little Monday motivation for her fans.

She’s been keeping herself busy during the COVID-19 pandemic by hanging around her farm. Reba McEntire also has been spending time with her new boyfriend, “CSI: Miami” actor Rex Linn.

The photo comes from an episode of her old sitcom, “Reba.”

McEntire looks like she’s ready to take on February with some gusto. Hopefully, she can find herself back out on the road entertaining her fans in the new future.

Acting is just one part of what makes Reba McEntire the superstar she has become over the years. Of course, her heart remains in the world of country music. She has influenced a number of young female country singers, continuing the path blazed by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, Tammy Wynette, and others.

Reba McEntire Was In Line For Role In ‘Titanic’ Movie

Yes, music always will be No. 1 in the heart of McEntire. Maybe this little story involving one of the highest-grossing movies in history can enlighten that point a bit more.

McEntire had the chance to play Molly Brown in 1996 as part of “Titanic.”

But she had to turn it down. It might not make sense because “Titanic” had such great success at the box office as well as with the Academy Awards. Yet McEntire simply had something else on her mind.

“We were on tour and I had a lot of people on the payroll,” McEntire told Andy Cohen during an episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “And we had these three months already scheduled to do the movie. Then they got behind on scheduling and said, ‘No, we’re going to have to move it in this time.’ So, we couldn’t reschedule all the arenas and everything.”

When asked by Cohen if she felt hurt about seeing “Titanic” reach successful heights without her, McEntire didn’t mince words.

“Well, sure! Absolutely,” McEntire said. “But you gotta take care of your people.”

Taking care of her people. That’s what Reba McEntire was thinking about at that time. It says a lot about the type of person she is because she could’ve canceled the tour and gone off to make the movie. It is her call. She chose, though, to go forward with the tour.