Narvel Blackstock is an American and was born in Tarrant County, Texas on August 31, 1956. He used to be a steel guitar player but the guy is best known for being the talent manager of singers like Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, and Blake Shelton.
Another profession attached to his name is being a television producer. Usually, Blackstock played country music and is a co-owner and co-founder of talent management company Starstruck Entertainment.
As of now, the guy is 62 years old, he got married twice and got divorced twice as well. Let’s know some interesting facts about the guitar player.
Narvel Blackstock Rose To Fame After Meeting Reba McEntire
From the very beginning of his life, Narvel had a huge interest in music and sound. Like any other beginner in this profession, he joined some of the local bands and started performing as a steel guitarist.
He used to practice a lot and wanted to become pro at playing steel guitar and one day he became one.
And the other day he decided to go fully into entertainment and music business. Anyhow, performing in local bands and even diving completely into the business didn’t give him fame.
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Then, Reba McEntire, the country singer came into his life and than Narvel Blackstock saw the face of fame. Blackstock became Reba’s manager and later on, they both started their own talent management company named Starstruck Entertainment.
Now they needed some of the clients or we can say, talented artists, to join their company for management. And so that happened, along with Reba the company started to manage singers like Blake Shelton and later on Kelly Clarkson.
As time went on their company managed several artists and musical albums like Forever Love(1998), Secret of Giving(1999), Reba: Video Gold II(2006), Malibu Country(2012) and Not So Family Christmas(2012).
As of now, Narvel Blackstock is still the manager of his company and they manage several artists under their company, including Linda Davis and as we mentioned before Kelly Clarkson.
Reba McEntire is Also Ex-Wife of Narvel Blackstock
The talent manager Blackstock didn’t just start a company with Reba McEntire they also fell for each other in a romantic way. When he met Reba in 1980, he was still married to his first wife Elisa Gayle Ritter.
Narvel and Reba’s professional and personal relationships went on side by side. In the year 1988 Narvel got his first divorce and in 1989, he got married to Reba McEntire. Their wedding ceremony was privately held on a beautifully decorated boat in Lake Tahoe.
The couple shares a son named Shelby McEntire Blackstock. The journey of their married life went beautifully for twenty-six years. There was no rumor during that time of the couple being separated or about their divorce.
But after being together for so many years, the couple decided to go their separate ways and their divorce was finalized on October 28, 2005. This news was devastating and quite unbelievable for their fans, but sadly it was the harsh truth.
Blackstock Has Four Children and Five Grandchildren
Blackstock has been married twice and unfortunately got divorced twice as well. Name of his first wife is Elisa Gayle Ritter and they got married on March 30, 1973. The couple spent 15 wonderful years together but sadly their marriage couldn’t be longer than that.
Narvel Blackstock and Elisa got blessed with three children, and their names are, Chassidy Celeste Blackstock, Brandon Blackstock, and Shawna Rene Blackstock.