Reba McEntire Looks Back on Final Tour Stop at Madison Square Garden [WATCH]

Reba McEntire ended her Reba: Live in Concert Arena Tour on a high note. The  Country Music Hall of Fame member wrapped up the multi-city trek with a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City, sharing highlights of the unforgettable night on social media. Terri Clark and The Isaacs served as her opening act for all dates on the final leg of her tour.

“Here’s a little behind the scenes of our final show of the #RebaInConcert tour at Madison Square Garden!” McEntire captioned the video. “I’ll never forget this night.…”


Here’s a little behind the scenes of our final show of the #RebaInConcert tour at Madison Square Garden! I’ll never forget this night.

Posted by Reba McEntire on Monday, May 8, 2023

Perhaps surprisingly, it was McEntire’s first time headlining her own show at the iconic venue, although the place holds a lot of significance for her and her family

“I went into it, ‘It’s just another arena,’ because it holds such history for me and my family,'” McEntire said on the Today Show after her final concert. “Grandpap roped there in the rodeo in the ’30s. Daddy roped there during the rodeo in the ’40s, and it felt like they were with us there in Madison Square Garden.”

Although she has sold out large arenas all over the world, the 68-year-old acknowledges that there was something special about her performance a Madison Square Garden.

“Everybody wants to be loved and accepted. I’m no different,” said the singer. “We’re up there on the stage, razzle-dazzle, but we’re very insecure people inside. And after the second song, the applause went on for a long time, and I got very emotional. I was crying. But the show must go on. So mascara down the face, whatever, you gotta keep on going.”

McEntire just dropped an acoustic version of “If You See Him, If You See Her,” with Brooks & Dunn. The song will be part of McEntire’s forthcoming Not That Fancy 14-track record, which will accompany her new lifestyle book, Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots.

“It’s songs that I went into the studio with Dave Cobb and re-recorded,” McEntire said of the project. “And then we’ve got four new songs, songs that we did later, like ‘Georgia,’ the duet with Ronnie and Kix, Brooks & Dunn. It’s great music along with a fun book.”

The Oklahoma native is eager to share both the book and record with her fans, many whom have been following her career for decades.

“The book is a fun book,” she revealed on the Today Show. “Sometimes you have books, autobiographies, that are really diving into stuff. This is just a fun book. You can look through it. You can read it front to back. It’s got recipes, stories, new pictures people haven’t seen before. Talking about my family, my faith, my friends. And then recipes that are from the restaurant in Otoka, Oklahoma, called ‘Reba’s Place.’”

Pre-order of both the Not That Fancy book and album is available here. Find all of McEntire’s music and upcoming shows at

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