Prior to their marriage, Blackstock had served as McEntire's manager and former steel guitar player. He continued to manage her career after their marriage, and co-founded Starstruck Entertainment along with her in order to do so.
But, as McEntire revealed on Tuesday night (Mar. 29), her and Blackstock are now ending their professional relationship as well. McEntire announced the news during a FAQ session at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Music Row reports that McEntire will now direct her own career as the President of Reba's Business Incorporated (RBI). She also brought on an associate manager/tour manager, brand manager, and controller to help her manage this new phase of her career.
"I thought it was a good time now to break free from management," McEntire said. "My team at Starstruck, which is now RBI, joined together and had a powwow at lunch [brainstorming] ideas."
After McEntire met with her new team, they took their ideas to her record label, Nash Icon. "They were so excited because we were willing to do things that we hadn’t got to do before," she said.
Blackstock will still continue to manage Blake Shelton, as well as his daughter-in-law, Kelly Clarkson. As for McEntire, she seems optimistic about what the future has in store for her and her new management team.
We wish McEntire the best of luck as she continues on this new journey!
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