Let’s make no mistake about it — Reba McEntire is one of the most important women ever when it comes to country music. She began releasing music way back in 1977 and still to this day she looks as good as she always has. So what’s her secret?
Our favorite redhead is without a doubt one of the most successful country music singers of all time. During her illustrious career, she has released more than 33 studio albums, acquired 24 number one singles and 16 number one albums. Not to mention, she has had 28 of her albums get certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. In total, McEntire has sold more than 75 million records across the world.
It is crazy to think that Reba McEntire is 66 years old now! She has been releasing music since she was in her early 20’s and she doesn’t look like she is slowing down anytime soon. And when we say she doesn’t look it, she really, really doesn’t look it. McEntire has aged wonderfully and she has the key to doing so for those who want to listen.
McEntire explained as much back in 2015 in an interview with WebMD. She was asked what the secret is to her aging so gracefully.
“You gotta be happy with yourself. Love yourself. Love your body,” she said.
And while that may be easier said than done in some instances, Reba has a good point here. We all know that being stressed out can lead to negative health effects on our bodies. Take for instance the following excerpt from WebMD.
“Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK — some stress is actually beneficial — too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically.”
Reba McEntire Surrounds Herself With Positive People
But according to Reba, you can’t just stop at loving yourself and your loving your body. She says that surrounding yourself with positive energy goes hand in hand with that. And that it has played an important part in helping her look so ageless over the years. In typical country star fashion, she even brought out a Willie Nelson quote to help drive her point home.
“Surround yourself with positive people,” McEntire explained. “Willie Nelson once said, ‘If there’s one rotten apple in the bucket, everything will go rotten.'”
It makes sense right? You have likely heard the old saying, “you are who you surround yourself with” or “you are who your friends are.” That is exactly the point Reba is trying to make here.
“If you stay around negative people, you’re gonna become negative,” Reba said. “I like to stay around positive, loving people.”