To me there's nothing better than sitting out on the porch of Southeastern Oklahoma looking out at the deep red dirt that goes on for miles. A beautiful sunset, and then me, just sipping on a glass of iced tea (or whiskey) with loved ones, and seeing who can get who to crack up first. I don't know what heaven's going to look like, but if I get any say in the matter, I'd tell the Big Boy Upstairs that's all I want. Just me, people I love, and those acres of red dirt. Throw in some beans and cornbread, and I'm all set.
All in all, I think the secret to a nice life isn't that complicated. Most of us probably already know it in our bones, and that's what I want to get back to. Simple fun, hard work, good food, and laughing with those you love.
That's what I'm sharing on these pages-some simple, not-that-fancy truths I live by, and a bunch of good stories, photos, and recipes that go along with them. So if you're looking to slow down, get back to basics, and have a heckuva lot of fun, then my friend, I think we're going to have a good time together. So come on in, kick off your boots (or leave them on, I don't care), and learn how to bring a little bit of my ranch-inspired life into your own.
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The best things in life are really not that fancy.Full of stories, humor, and a couple bowls of chili, this delightful collection of all-things-Reba is just what you need to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Here you'll find:
Over 50 recipes for desserts, meats, sides, and cocktails from Reba's own family traditions
Exclusive photographs and never-before-told stories of Reba's personal and professional life-from ranching with her Daddy to pranks with Brooks and Dunn to falling in love over a plate of tater tots
Lighthearted lifestyle tips on how to achieve Reba's signature hairstyle, design a down-to-earth date night, play a mean game of cards, and so much more
Not That Fancy is the perfect year-round gift for Reba fans or anyone who loves that big sky Western lifestyle.
Multimedia entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that includes music, television, film, theater, retail, and hospitality. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has more than 50 award wins under her belt, earning honors from the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, American Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, GRAMMY (R) Awards, and Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. Reba was also a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors.
Reba has celebrated unprecedented success, including 35 career number one singles and more than 58 million albums sold worldwide. Reba earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. Reba's Top 10 success spans five straight decades, landing her in the singular group with only George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, who have the same achievement.
The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe (R)-nominated actress has multiple movie credits to her name, a critically acclaimed lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba. Reba has also proven to be a savvy entrepreneur, with longstanding brand partnerships that include her Dillard's clothing line and her western footwear collection REBA by Justin (TM). She has even added restaurateur to the list with Reba's Place, a restaurant, bar, retail, and entertainment venue in Atoka, Oklahoma. For more information, visit? www.Reba.com.