Reba McEntire Almost Stopped Singing After Losing Her Mom

When country music legend Reba McEntire suffered a monumental loss in life, she nearly gave up singing altogether.

Hopefully, everyone has someone they can count on when life gets tough and unbearable. This person is often a shoulder to cry on as they listen and give advice. This same individual is usually a great encourager and an excellent support system, giving others the confidence they need to reach their full potential. For Reba, that person was her mother.

Reba McEntire has enjoyed a career that has spanned decades. She has been in movies, had her own television show, and produced dozens of hit songs throughout the years. But she almost gave up on music entirely. Her mother died in 2020, and as it would anybody, it left her devastated. 

In a clip posted on YouTube, Reba revealed during an interview on the Today Show that following the death of her beloved mother, she almost put down the microphone. Reba recalls a conversation while going through items in her parent’s house when she thought she was likely done with music.

“Because I told Suzie, we were, we were cleaning out the house, and I was going through pictures,” Reba said. “And I said, ‘I just don’t think I’m going to do this anymore.’ She said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘Sing.’ 

Reba’s reasoning for contemplating giving up music? She said, “I always did it for momma.”

Luckily for everyone, Reba decided to stay in the music game and is now even one of the coaches on the popular singing program The Voice. 

Later in the interview, Jenna mentioned losing her grandparents and how she looks at grief. She views it not necessarily as an unwanted emotion but as a gift. Reba, in response, mentioned that she totally concurred with Jenna’s assessment.

“Absolutely,” Reba said. “It is a total gift. If you had no emotion whatsoever when they left, you missed out on something. I agree with you 100 percent.”

Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, no crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”


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