Y’all will be happy to know that Reba is now happy with a new man in her life. Her intention was just to have a good day trip, but she end up getting herself a boyfriend. Reba and her boyfriend, Skeeter Lasuzzo, showed up together at the 2018 Grammys. That was the first time they appeared in the public eye as a couple. It had been two years since her divorce, and she was ready for love again.
Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo is a former geologist, and now he enjoys being a photographer, which is a great thing for Reba since she too has a passion for pictures. They met through a friend of a friend during her vacation in Wyoming.
Reba Is Very Fond Of Guns
Another unique interest and hobby of Reba’s was guns and shooting. This kind of interest is typical for a country girl, but Reba didn’t learn to shoot at the ranch, when she was young. She said she learned because of a role she had on a movie. She took shooting lessons then, and the hobby just stuck.
The movie was Buffalo Girls, and she also played the role of Annie Oakley in 1995. Reba explained, “I went and learned how to skeet shoot and trap shoot, because I wanted to be able to look like I knew how to shoot a gun, because we never did that when we were home in Oklahoma.”
Her First Gospel Album
In 2017, Reba released her first gospel album, “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope,” by Nash Icon/Rockin' R Records. The album consists of two discs. You’ll find traditional hymns on the first disc, while the second disc is comprised of original tracks. The idea of having a gospel album came from Bill Carter, her former manager.
Reba said that the album was a collection of her favorite songs, that she’s been hoarding for many years. Reba had an old hymnbook back in the day, when she was a child, which was also an inspiration for the album. In 2018, she won the Best Roots Gospel Album Grammy award.
Reba as Colonel Sanders
In 2018, Reba was chosen to star on a commercial for KFC, taking over the role of Colonel Sanders. Yes, you read that right, the country queen became the new face of KFC. She is the first female celebrity to fill the role. In the commercial, she was featured in a Colonel Sanders costume on stage singing, and another with her own self, sitting at the table. This commercial was to promote KFC’s new “Smoky Mountain BBQ” chicken.
The idea of the commercial was quite unusual, but Reba was thrilled to be the first female to play the part of KFC’s Colonel Sanders, and she absolutely enjoyed it. The experience of being dressed as a legendary fast food icon is indeed very exciting, with white hair, goatee, and a mustache! Reba remarked, “But I am a pretty good looking gray-haired man.”
Reba started her career at a young age and she has been consistent through the decades in building her career and expanding it to other areas, such as filming and commercials. Despite her difficulties, highs and lows, she continued to maintain her position in the music and showbiz world. With that being said, there’s no question of Reba retiring or stopping anytime soon. She’s far too driven and motivated.
So far, Reba has twenty-nine studio albums released, forty number one hit singles, and sixteen number one albums. Twenty-eight of these albums have been labeled as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum. She has indeed built a strong empire in the music industry and beyond. With her personality and enthusiasm, we could never predict what Reba will be up to next. Whatever it is, though, we can’t wait to hear all about it because it will be amazing, for sure!