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Narvel Blackstock: Bio, Facts, Achievements And Family Life

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 31 August 1956
Age: 63 Years
Citizenship: American
Profession: Television Producer
Marital Status: Single
Spouse: Reba McEntire (1989–2015), Elisa Gayle Ritter (1973–1988)
Dating: Laura Putty Stroud (2016)
Ethnicity: White American
Children: Brandon Blackstock and Shelby Blackstock (Sons), Shawna Rene Blackstock and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock (Daughters)


Born on the 31st day of August 1956 in Tarrant County, Texas, USA, Narvel Wayne Blackstock is famous for his works such as Forever Love of 1998, Reba: Video Gold II of 2006, and his work on Malibu Country in 2012. Blackstock previously got married to Elisa Gayle Ritter in 1973 – 1983 and to Reba McEntire in 1989 – 2015 and.

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Narvel Blackstock is presently the co-founder of Starstruck Entertainment, a renowned music company that has been up-and-coming for years. Previously, he was the husband and manager of Reba McEntire, an Oklahoma country singer. Blackstock has climbed the ladder of success from being an ordinary band steel guitarist to a millionaire businessperson.

Age, Family, And Nationality

Blackstock, also known as Narvel Wayne Blackstock is now 63 years old and was born on the 31st August 1956 in Tarrant Country, Texas U.S.A. he spent a better part of his childhood with his family in his hometown.

He is a son to Narvel Leroy Blackstock (father) and Gloria Elizabeth Alexander (mother). Blackstock also has a sister called Patricia Ann Blackstock.

He got married twice and divorced; with Reba McEntire (1989–2015), and Elisa Gayle Ritter (1973–1988). He also has two sons and daughters; Shelby Blackstock, Brandon Blackstock, Shawna Rene Blackstock, and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock. Blackstock holds an American Nationality, White American Ethnicity and has a passion for music since his childhood especially country music.


The eminent guitarist and music manager Blackstock has not shared any information regarding his education with anyone. Perhaps, he wants to keep it a secret all the way, and neither has he or anyone shared the information about where he learned guitar or where he got his terrific knowledge.

Professional Career

Narvel Blackstock started as a steel guitarist. Nevertheless, he did not gain much fame back then, and neither was he close to joining the music industry. He later met Reba McEntire, who was a prominent singer of the country music and began managing her. Blackstock is famous for the Malibu country works in 2012, Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas in 2012, and the Secret of Giving in 1999.

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Blackstock, alongside Reba, the country music power singer, runs their company Starstruck Entertainment together. The company was initially established to help manage Reba’s music career, but it later went on to manage music icons such as Blake Shelton, and Kelly Clarkson (daughter-in-law).

Blackstock is currently the manager of Linda Davis and Kelly Clarkson. He is still super-talented and has very comprehensive knowledge of the music industry. Initially, Blackstock performed as a guitarist in various local bands, but that didn’t work for him in his quest for fame. He, however, he triumphed every year through his talent.

Net Worth And Salary  

While the net worth of Narvel Blackstock is still under review, reliable sources approximate it to be $5 million. Nonetheless, his ex-wife’s Reba McEntire net worth is about $95 million. Reba is a famous singer, and she has released several evergreen singles to date. In 2005 and 2009, she made $2 million from her hit compilation album Reba #1’s and $1 million from the album Reba: Duets. In 1993, Reba released an album compilation of the Greatest Hits Volume Two and earned about $5.2 million from it.

As a manager, Blackstock earned a huge salary, but the details remain undisclosed.

Scandals And Controversies

In early 2016, McEntire, Blackstock’s ex-wife, told ‘CMT Radio Live’ that it was not her idea to divorce and that she wanted everyone to be happy, but after the divorce, she swayed herself to accept things as they were.

After the divorce, Narvel Blackstock was reported to have moved on with his life and got himself a new partner Laura Putty Stroud who is McEntire’s best friend, and a real estate agent in Nashville. It not certain when the two started dating, though, but according to sources, they are very close and considering marriage.

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