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Narvel Blackstock is known as an entertainment producer and music manager. He is most famous for being the ex-husband of country music star, Reba McEntire.


Narvel Blackstock was born on August 31, 1956, in Tarrant County, Texas.

Marriage & Divorce

Narvel was first married to Elisa Gayle Ritter on March 30, 1973. The couple was married for 15 years but later separated in 1988. They have 3 children from the marriage named Chassidy Celeste Blackstock, Brandon Blackstock, and Shawna Rene Blackstock.

Blackstock started dating country music star, Reba McEntire a year after his divorce from Ritter. Narvel eventually got married to McEntire in 1989. McEntire and Blackstock met while working together in McEntire's band. Blackstock was the steel guitar player in the band and furthermore assumed the role of McEntire's manager. The couple got married in the lovely setting of Lake Tahoe. It was a private service that was attended by the couple's dear loved ones.

McEntire and Blackstock then created a music management organization called Starstruck Entertainment in 1988 to deal with McEntire's career. McEntire reported her separation from Blackstock in 2015, following 26 years of marriage. In a 2016 interview, McEntire uncovered a couple of agonizing subtleties of her divorce. She claimed that the divorce was not her wish. She did not want the split in any shape or form. In this way, it was extremely difficult to make changes in her life. At the point when somebody's distraught, she simply needs everyone to be upbeat in their lives in light of the fact that their lives are too short to be in any way hopeless, so she had no choice but to pack her things and find a new path in life. She wanted Narvel to be with someone that was a better fit for him.

Blackstock and McEntire keep on having a professional relationship after the divorce. Blackstock continues to operate the music management company that they created.


Blackstock is a TV producer and got his career launched when he worked on the 1999 TV film, Secret of Giving featuring his ex-wife, Rebe McEntire. He was also the producer of McEntire's 2012 TV program, Malibu Country. In the same year, he worked on the unique Christmas special, Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas.

Narvel Blackstock's Starstruck Entertainment oversees the careers of artists like Blake Shelton, Cale Dodds, Maggie Rose, and Kelly Clarkson. The organization is owned and operated by Blackstock.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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