Narvel Blackstock is an American professional Guitar player, music manager, and television producer. He has managed some notable singers including Kelly Clarkson and his ex-wife named Reba McEntire. Blackstock started performing with the local band at a very tender age and later on, he played country music and also became the co-owner of Starstruck Entertainment.

The talented guitarist has been married twice and divorced twice as well. He has four children and many grandchildren.

Let’s find out more about Narvel Blackstock below

Brief Bio (Age)

Narvel Wayne Blackstock was born in Tarrant County, Texas in the United States on August 31, 1956. Right from his childhood, Narvel has always developed an interest in sounds and music, from when he joined the local bands he was performing as a steel guitarist. There’s not much information about Blackstock’s family and he too has decided to keep it on a low profile.

Narvel formed band groups with his friends and continued to play the steel guitar until he became a pro. He didn’t garner fame as a guitarist until he ventured fully into music and entertainment business. He came into the limelight after he met the iconic country music singer named Reba McEntire. Blackstock became Reba’s manager and later, they both formed their own talent management company called Starstruck Entertainment. Their company managed singer Reba as well as other notable singers such as Blake Shelton.

Narvel also managed other musical albums including Forever Love in 1998, Secret of Giving released in 1999, Reba: Video Gold II in 2006, Malibu Country that was released in 2012, and Not So Family Christmas also in the same year.


Currently, Blackstock is still the manager of the music talent management company Starstruck and is currently managing both Kelly Clarkson and Linda Davis as well as many other artists.

Personal Life: Married, Divorced, Children

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Blackstock with his ex-wife Reba McEntire

Talking about his personal life, the amazing guitarist has been in a few relationships including two marriages that ended in divorce. He is a very caring and romantic person, the type of guy that ladies wouldn’t want to leave their side forever. Narvel first dated Elisa Gayle Ritter and the duo later got married on March 30, 1973. Their marriage, however, lasted for about fifteen years before they went their separated years. They were blessed with three children – Brandon, Shawna Rene, and Chassidy Celeste Blackstock. Elisa and Narvel went their separate ways in 1988.

Prior to their divorce, Narvel met the singer Reba in 1980 and after his separation with Elisa; he took his relationship with the singer to the next level. The power couple got married in 1989 in a private ceremony held on a boat in Lake Tahoe. They have a son named Shelby McEntire Blackstock, Reba also became a mother to Narvel’s three children from his earlier marriage.

However, after twenty-six years of marriage, just like his first marriage; Narvel, having had a wonderful marital relationship with Reba called it quits with Reba. The couple announced their separation at the beginning of 2005, their divorce was later finalized on October 28 the same year and the couple went their separate ways.

In addition to his four children, Narvel Blackstock also has five grandchildren from his first wife’s son. His grandchildren include -Seth Blackstock, River Rose Blackstock, Savannah Blackstock, and Remington Alexander Blackstock.

Who is He Dating? Girlfriend

Narvel has never been alone; if he is not married, then he will certainly be in a relationship. A few weeks after his separation from Reba McEntire, Narvel started another relationship with his ex-wife’s close friend named Laura Putty Stroud who is a real estate agent. The couple was reportedly in a serious relationship leading to marriage in 2016, till date the couple is still together and is not yet married but there’s a huge possibility they will walk down the aisle soon.

Quick Facts about Narvel Blackstock

Birth name: Narvel Wayne Blackstock

Date of birth: August 31, 1956

Birth City: Tarrant County, Texas, United States

Birth sign: Virgo

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: White

Education: N/A

Profession: Television Producer, Guitar Player, Music Manager

Height: 6 feet (1.83 m)

Marital Status: Divorced

Spouse (s): Elisa Ritter G. (m. 1973 – 1988), Reba McEntire (m. 1989 – 2015)

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

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

Net Worth: $5 million.

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