NBC’s The Voice took the world by storm when the revamped singing competition first aired. With season 25 now on its way, the show’s passionate fanbase has been waiting to see who will fill the coach’s chairs after hearing news of some potential departures.
Season 24’s coaching list is made up of former One Direction star Niall Horan, 2000’s pop staple Gwen Stefani, legendary (no pun intended) artist and producer John Legend, and everyone’s favorite red-headed country star Reba McEntire.
McEntire had originally only signed on to be a judge for season 24, stepping into the country music shoes that had been filled by Blake Shelton since the show’s inception.
Reba served as a “mega-mentor” on the show’s 23rd season, which initially got her connected to the long-running singing competition.
However, a recent announcement has confirmed that the country star has extended her contract with the show, making it official that Reba will be a judge for The Voice for back-to-back seasons.
The show also announced that they will bring in their first ever “double-chair” with the addition of artists Dan + Shay joining the list of judges for the upcoming season as well. The rest of the of the coach lineup will be filled out with Chance the Rapper and John Legend returning.
With the news, there are a lot of exciting changes happening for the beloved singing competition show. I’d have to argue though that the biggest draw out of that coaching lineup is the always entertaining and lively Reba McEntire.
She’s succeeded in pretty much everything she has done, whether it be music, television, movies, theater, or even opening up a restaurant. Reba’ decision to join in the show for a second season is somewhat surprising considering all of the other responsibilities and projects she has going on.
Her new book Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off You Boots will hit bookstores in October, and her album accompanying the book also titled NOT THAT FANCY releases on October 6th.
The music project will consist of 14 stripped-down versions of her most iconic songs, and fans are jumping at the bit for the book and album to become available.
And even with all of that, Reba still manages to find time to be a coach for The Voice. She’s truly one-of-a-kind.