Reba McEntire To Release ‘Not That Fancy’ Book Featuring Untold Stories, Never-Before-Seen Photos & More

Not That Fancy will feature 50 recipes, exclusive photographs, lifestyle tips, never-before-told and more.

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Posted on April 12, 2023

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Reba McEntire is a modern-day renaissance woman. She’s a singer, restaurant owner, entertainer, actress, clothing designer, and established author. Now, Reba is adding to her resume with the release of another book.

The country music icon announced the book to fans on Wednesday (April 12) along with the announcement of her upcoming TalkShopLive appearance.

Garth Brooks Wrote The Foreword

In the video message, McEntire also revealed that fellow Oklahoma native, Garth Brooks would be joining her as he contributed to her book.

“I’m coming back to TalkShopLive… to talk about my new book,” she said. “Not That Fancy is the name of it. I’ll be joined by my good buddy Garth Brooks, who also wrote the foreword to the book.”

What Is Reba McEntire’s Not That Fancy About?

In the about section of TalkShopLive, McEntire shared the following description of the book:

“To me there’s nothing better than sitting out on the porch of Southeastern Oklahoma looking out at the deep red dirt that goes on for miles. A beautiful sunset, and then me, just sipping on a glass of iced tea (or whiskey) with loved ones, and seeing who can get who to crack up first. I don’t know what heaven’s going to look like, but if I get any say in the matter, I’d tell the Big Boy Upstairs that’s all I want. Just me, people I love, and those acres of red dirt. Throw in some beans and cornbread, and I’m all set.

All in all, I think the secret to a nice life isn’t that complicated. Most of us probably already know it in our bones, and that’s what I want to get back to. Simple fun, hard work, good food, and laughing with those you love.

That’s what I’m sharing on these pages—some simple, not-that-fancy truths I live by, and a bunch of good stories, photos, and recipes that go along with them. So if you’re looking to slow down, get back to basics, and have a heckuva lot of fun, then my friend, I think we’re going to have a good time together. So come on in, kick off your boots (or leave them on, I don’t care), and learn how to bring a little bit of my ranch-inspired life into your own.”

Published by Harper Celebrate, a gift imprint of publisher Harper Collins, the 288-page book will be available as a hardcover, digital book and audiobook at Barnes & Nobles, Target, and many other book retailers.

Reba McEntire 'Not That Fancy' Book Cover
Reba McEntire ‘Not That Fancy’ Book Cover

Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons On Living, Loving, Eating, And Dusting Off Your Boots

Arriving on October 10, Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots will feature all things Reba McEntire. The book will include over 50 recipes for desserts, meats, sides and cocktails from Reba’s own family traditions. 

Not That Fancy will also feature exclusive photographs, lighthearted lifestyle tips, and never-before-told stories of Reba’s personal and professional life — from ranching with her Daddy to pranks with Brooks and Dunn to falling in love with Rex Linn over a plate of tater tots, according to Google Books.

Rex Linn, Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Rex Linn, Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

The book is available for preorder now and will be released on October 10, 2023. 

McEntire previously released several books, including Reba: My Story, Comfort From A Country Quilt, Reba McEntire – For My Broken Heart and more.

In The Midst Of Her Headlining Tour

The Country Music Hall Of Famer continues to stay busy on the road. The 14-city spring leg of her latest tour, which kicked off on March 9 and features special guests Terri Clark and The Isaacs. The trek concludes on April 15 with her first-ever headlining performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Reba McEntire took a break from her busy tour schedule to celebrate the grand opening of Reba’s Place, a 15,000-square-foot combination restaurant, bar, live music venue, and retail store in Atoka, Oklahoma. The restaurant, located at 319 East Court Street, opened on Thursday, January 26. 

Will Appear At CMA Fest 2023

After the tour comes to a close, Reba will enjoy some downtime before she returns to Nashville for the 50th anniversary celebration of CMA Fest. McEntire is set to appear as the Artist of the Day at Fan Fair X on Friday, June 9.

She will take to the CMA Close Up Stage at 10: 45 am where she will give fans an up close and personal look into her life and career.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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