Narvel Blackstock , born on August 31,1956 is a formerTelevision Producer, Steel Guitar Player, and Music Manager. Some of his famous music works include Blake Shelton’s Not So Family. Narvel Blackstock was involved with the Secret of Giving and Malibu Country (2012). The primary reason for him being under the glare of media is due to his marriage to American musician and actress Reba McEntire.


Blackstock was born in Tarrant County, Texas, U.S.A. He spent a great deal of time as a child and young adult in Tarrant County, with his family.

In his personal life Blackstock has mostly been portrayed as a romantic , he has been married twice and currently is dating Laura Putty Stroud, who was a close friend of his second and arguably most famous wife Reba McEntire. Blackstock’s first marriage was to Elisa Gayle Ritter, whom he married on March 30,1973. Blackstock has a total of three children with her, Chassidy Celeste Blackstock, Brandon Blackstock, and Shawna Rene Blackstock.

After their separation in the year 1988, Blackstock was yet working as the manager of singer Reba McEntire, he got married to her in 1989 at a private ceremony on a boat in Lake Tahoe. In February 1990, the couple was blessed with a baby boy, whom they named Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock.


From a very young age Blackstock had a fondness for music, and his love for country music was what led him to become a musician. He began by playing the guitar for a local band whenever they performed in and around town. However, as the years progressed he believed that his talent was not widely accepted and he hadn’t gained as much of fame as he had expected. Apart from playing the guitar, he was also the lead vocalist for the many bands he played for.

Eventually as fate had it, he was married to Reba McEntire and along with her he formed the company, Starstruck Entertainment . This was when Blackstock decided to drop his career as a musician entirely and focus on managing the career of his hugely successful and highly popular wife. Apart fro m managing McEntire’s career, he also was the director of her music video Reba: Video Gold II, for “I Know How He Feels” . Blackstock has also served as an executive producer for Forever Love, Is there life out there, Malibu Country etc.

Narvel Blackstock is also the manager for American singer, Reality TV show star, Kelly Clarkson. She is also his daughter in law asBlackstock’s son from his second marriage, Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock is married to Clarkson. In addition to being the manager for wife Reba McEntire and daughter in law Kelly Clarkson , he also is the manager for singer Linda Davis. On August 3st, 2015, Blackstock and McEntire announced their separation in a joint statement, as it turned out they were living separately for a few months prior to their announcement itself.

Last Modified: 02 Mar, 2018

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