WATCH: Reba McEntire Belts ‘Can’t Even Get the Blues,’ Teases ‘Working on Something Fun’

by Madison Miller
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Reba McEntire is teasing her fans with a little snippet of some hard work in the studio.

Today (April 10), McEntire posted a clip of her singing “Can’t Even Get the Blues” on her Instagram. She captioned the video, “Been in the studio working on something fun this week!!! #StayTuned #CantEvenGetTheBlues.”

Instagram fans were quick to comment excitedly. One person wrote, “A voice of an Angel love Reba” and another said “Oh my goodness, you have made my heart smile!!! I can’t wait!”

It’s unclear exactly what McEntire is up to in the studio. “Can’t Even Get the Blues” is actually Reba McEntire’s first No.1 country hit. Perhaps she’s doing a collection of her greatest hits in the studio. Surely fans will find out soon enough.

The song was originally written by Tom Damphier and Rick Carnes. She released it in 1982 as a part of her album, “Unlimited.” The song spent 14 weeks on the country charts and she performed it at the CMA Awards that year. Reba McEntire was a huge contributing factor to the evolution of the country sound in the 1990s.

According to The Boot, Reba McEntire fought to record what would soon become a huge success. The song was first meant for Jacky Ward. McEntire argued with her producer, Jerry Kennedy, and eventually had her way.

It remains a memorable Reba tune due to its position as the start to her No.1 successes.

Reba McEntire: Latest on the Country Icon’s TV News

While Reba McEntire is clearly busy with something in the studio, she also continues with her television career. She is most known for starring in her own sitcom, “Reba,” from 2001 to 2006.

According to Variety, McEntire is set to star in a series based on the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.” Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “Maude,” and “One Day at a Time”) is set to be the executive producer. McEntire is also one of the executive producers of the upcoming series.

McEntire will be playing Idgie Threadgoode in the hour-long drama show. The show is actually in the present day. Reba’s character must deal with how the town has changed, her estranged daughter, and a secret she’s keeping.

Lear worked as an executive producer on the original film. Jennifer Cecil will also be writing and executive producing. It is unclear as of now when this show will come out. Fannie Flagg, the author of the book, will also be an executive producer of the show.

The original film is an award-winning Southern classic. As a true cowgirl, Reba McEntire fits into the role perfectly.

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