All is well in Reba McEntire‘s world. The Country Music Hall of Fame member is heading into Christmas full of gratitude for all of her many, many blessings.
“I’m at a really good place in my life,” McEntire tells People. “I’m happy. I’m in love. My kids are all healthy. My family’s healthy. So I’m happy.”
McEntire had two contestants heading into the Season 24 finale on The Voice. Although Niall Horan’s singer, Huntley, was ultimately crowned the winner, McEntire is still grateful for all that she experienced during her inaugural season as a coach on The Voice.
“Working with the contestants, hanging out with the coaches. I’ve had so much fun,” the 68-year-old boasts. “And the crew is wonderful. I’ve gotten to meet so many people that I’ll never forget.”
McEntire will return for Season 25 as a coach on The Voice, this time with Dan + Shay, John Legend and Chance the Rapper. She has a lot of other things, both professionally and personally, which she wants to accomplish in 2024.
“Professional would be to continue doing what I love to do. Say no to the things that won’t be fun. Say yes to the things that will be,” McEntire shares. “Personal is to have fun — just continue being happy and healthy. That’s what I pray for daily.”
McEntire is by now a seasoned performer, but she admits that being on The Voice brought out an entirely new side of her, one that fans didn’t get to see until she appeared on the reality TV talent show.
“It is a different part of me coming out because it’s non-scripted,” McEntire says of being on The Voice. “It is. You just go have fun, which I like to do that. And cutting up with Niall and Gwen and John, and jabbing them and doing that competitive thing, it is just hysterical. And they come up with some of the funniest skits for us to get to do. So it just brought out my personality that a lot of people haven’t seen. If you see a concert, you’ll see a little bit of it. It’s just me being a me.”
McEntire’s 2024 could include a wedding to Rex Linn, her longtime boyfriend, if that’s something he decides he wants to do.
“I told him if he wanted to get married that’s up to him totally,” McEntire tells Taste of Country. “He doesn’t seem pressured one way or the other. We get along so well. We have fun. We travel together. Now, if you can do a road trip with a person and not get in an argument and still like each other when you get to your destination, that’s a pretty good partnership right there.”
All of McEntire’s music and upcoming shows can be found at Reba.com.