Narvel Blackstock Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Feb, 2019
Facts of Narvel Blackstock
Date of Birth: 1956 , August-31
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Narvel
Birth Name Narvel Blackstock
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Tarrant County, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Television producer
Net Worth $ 5 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for husband of Reba McEntire
Girlfriend Laura Putty Stroud
Married Yes
Married to Reba McEntire, Elisa Gayle Ritter
Children Shelby, Brandon, Shawna Rene, Chassidy Celeste Blackstock
Divorce Reba McEntire, Elisa Gayle Ritter
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Narvel Blackstock grabbed huge attention being Ex-husband and former manager of country singer Reba McEntire. The couple also started the music company Starstruck Entertainment which additionally managed her illustrious music career too. He was a steel guitar player, before becoming a music manager. He shares a child with Reba. 

Before tiding a knot to Reba, Blackstock was already married to his first wife, Elisa Gayle Ritter with whom he shares three children.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Narvel Blackstock

Narvel Blackstock was born Narvel Wayne Blackstock on August 31, 1956, in Tarrant County, Texas, USA, under the birth sign Virgo. He spent most of his childhood days in his birthplace Tarrant County along with his parents.

Blackstock was always attracted by the sound of music. He wanted to enter the arena of music. Therefore, he started performing in local bands as a guitarist. Narvel got into country music and started falling deeply in love with it. He belongs to American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is White American. 

Narvel Blackstock's Professional Career 

Narvel Blackstock was a steel guitarist. However, he never acquired much fame and was not close to entering the music industry. He then met the prominent country music singer Reba McEntire. Marvel began managing her. He is also known to have managed big fishes like Malibu country released in 2012, Secret of Giving in 1999 and Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas in 2012.

The country music power player couple, Reba and Narvel went on to run their company named Starstruck Entertainment together. This company was initially established to manage Reba but then it went on to manage stars including Blake Shelton and their daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson.

Narvel Blackstock's Net Worth And Salary 

Narvel Blackstock's net worth is still under review, however, as per several online sources, he has an estimated earning of $5 million. But his ex-wife's country singer Reba McEntire net worth is around $95 million, according to Celebrity net worth. She is one of the popular singers and has released a number of evergreen singles to date. 

In 2009 and 2005, the singer made $1 million from her album Reba: Duets and $2 million from her another hit compilation album Reba #1's (certified 2x platinum by RIAA) respectively. In the year 1993, she released her compilation album Greatest Hits Volume Two which also certified  5x platinum by RIAA and 2x platinum by Music Canada. And she earned $5.2 million from the album too. 

As a manager, Blackstock has also earned a huge amount of salary.  

Narvel Blackstock's Wife, Divorce, Grandchildren, And Relationship

Narvel Blackstock is a married man. He previously married his girlfriend turned wife Elisa Gayle Ritter. The couple tied the knots on March 30, 1973, in a private ceremony attended by their friends and families. The couple has also three children; Shawna Rene Blackstock (1973), Chassidy Celeste Blackstock (born in 1978), and Brandon Blackstock (born on 16th December 1976). Their second child, Brandon is married to Kelly Clarkson.

Narvel and her ex-wife Ritter, however, could not share their marriage journey further-more and divorced on 31 March 1988 for some undisclosed reasons. Following their separation, Blackstock went on to mary with  American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer Reba McEntire. They married in a private ceremony on a boat in Lake Tahoe, in 1989. 

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Blackstock met his second spouse, McEntire when both of them were in the music industry. Narvel was also a steel guitar player. As the manager of Reba, Narvel fell deeply in love with her and they formed Starstruck Entertainment, which was originally designed to help manage her career. Moreover, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Shelby McEntire Blackstock in February 1990. Shelby is a race car driver. 


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The pair's separation in Turn On The Radio where Reba confirmed on Facebook last month they had officially divorced on October 28. The couple has been working together as well and their company is running well. Narvel has had a successful career. 

The former husband-wife couple announced their separation after 26years of togetherness. The couple divorce was finalized on October 28, 2015. Despite the divorce, McEntire remains very close to her three stepchildren too. In an interview, McEntire spoke about her divorce,

''The divorce was not my idea. I didn’t want it in any shape, form or fashion. So, it was really hard to make the adjustment. When someone’s not happy, I just want everybody to be happy in their lives because our lives are too short to be miserable, so I just thought it was the best thing to take my marbles, go play somewhere else, is what Daddy used to always [say].''

Check out the interview where McEntire talks about her divorce,

Narvel currently has a girlfriend, who is one of McEntire’s close friends, Laura Putty Stroud who is a real estate agent. A source close to the couple also stated,

“They are very serious. It’s unclear when they started dating. The word on the street is that they’re getting married.”

Narvel has had complicated relationships with an affair, marriages, breakups, and divorces but is doing quite well. Whereas, McEntire also found her love for her current boyfriend Anthony ''Skeeter'' Lasuzzo. He is a popular photographer and a former geologist. 

The couple met for the first time through their mutual friends in Wyoming. The couple also spent their holiday in South Africa, Iceland, etc. They  sharing the strong bond of love. He has also four grandchildren named River Rose Blackstock, Savannah Blackstock, Remington Alexander Blackstock, and Seth Blackstock. 

Besides, he is also active on social media like Instagram, Facebook, And Twitter. 

Narvel Blackstock's Height, Age, And Other Facts

  • Height = Narvel Blackstock stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83m).
  •  Age = As of 2019, his age is 62.
  • Weight: He weighs 70 kg (155 lbs).
  • Chest Size: 39 inches (99 cm)
  • Biceps: 14 inches (35 cm)
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Body Type: Athletic
  • Spouse (s): Elisa Ritter G. (m. 1973 – 1988), Reba McEntire (m. 1989 – 2015)

  • Children: 4 (Brandon Blackstock, Shawna Rene Blackstock, Shelby Blackstock, and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock)

  • Grandchildren: 5 (Seth Blackstock, River Rose Blackstock, Savannah Blackstock, and Remington Alexander Blackstock)