Reba McEntire went through a very sad event in 1991 that changed her life. During one of her concerts in San Diego, a plane carrying her tour manager and seven band members crashed, and they lost their lives. Reba, her husband Narvel Blackstock, and her stylist Sandi Spika were supposed to be on that plane but luckily stayed behind.
Reba talked about this tragedy in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2012. The second plane carrying the band members reached its destination safely, but the first one crashed about ten miles from the airport, killing everyone on board. When Narvel came back to tell Reba about the crash, it was a very sad moment for both of them.
Reba and Narvel wanted to know all the details about what happened to their friends on the plane. It was a very difficult and emotional time for them, and they couldn’t stop worrying.
Reba found support in her friends like Vince Gill and Dolly Parton during this tough time. They offered to help continue the tour with their own bands, but Reba decided not to.
Instead, she focused on healing and made an album called “For My Broken Heart” in memory of her lost bandmates. The album did really well and became number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, selling four million copies.
Every year, Reba remembers the anniversary of the crash and shares her feelings on social media, especially Instagram. In 2014, she made a touching memorial post. In 2016, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy, she went back to San Diego and shared her journey on social media.
Reba wrote a heartfelt message during this visit, saying that she went to the crash site and felt like those who passed away know how much they are missed. She sent her condolences and prayers to the families and friends affected by this sad event.