Reba McEntire is arguably one of the busiest women in country music. Between juggling her music career, an acting career, her own clothing and luggage lines, and everything else that goes along with being a mega star, Reba always made time for the most important role of her life....being a mom.
When Reba married Narvel Blackstock in 1989 she became a step-mom to three children. A year later the couple welcomed their first and only child together.
"I never thought I would have a kid," Reba said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune in 1990. "I thought it didn`t work out to have a marriage and a career. Then when I got divorced (from her first husband, Oklahoma cowboy Charlie Battles), and me and Narvel got married-well, before me and Narvel got married-I really wanted a child. So Narvel and I got married, and I got pregnant."
Despite being bedridden for nearly four months, Reba called pregnancy "the greatest thing" that ever happened to her. Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock was born February 23, 1990, and three months later McEntire was back on the road. Her career success allowed her to purchase a private jet that would fly her back home to Shelby every night following her concerts.
Occasionally, Shelby had the opportunity to travel with Reba. In the rare video below, a 4-year old Shelby joins his famous mom on stage. Shelby, now 26-years old and a successful Indy Car racer, showed no fear as he took the stage in front of thousands of people to chat with his mom.
Watch the adorable video below of 4-year old Shelby Blackstock and his mom sharing a special moment on stage.
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