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Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn Put off Las Vegas Shows Due to Outbreak of Coronavirus

Lois Oladejo
Mar 19, 2020
11:00 P.M.
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Reba McEntire takes to Instagram to announce that the Las Vegas residency, with American music duo "Brooks & Dunn," will be postponed indefinitely.


McEntire took to her Instagram page to post an announcement. Although the statement disappointed many fans, the decision to postpone performances out of caution was mostly understood and accepted. 

Reba McEntire and Jacqueline Smith attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXII on April 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. | Photo: Getty Images


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the globe, Reba, Brooks & Dunn have seen it fit always to put the interests and well-being of their fans first. The announcement read:

"The April 8 -18 performances...will be postponed out of an abundance of caution. Please hang on to your tickets..."


Reba McEntire added that they all were anticipating returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for their performance.

The singer canceled not only her performance with Brook & Dunn, but also her mother's funeral. Reba's mother, Jacqueline, passed away on March 14 at 93.


According to advice released publicly by the WHO, the McEntire family decided to postpone Jacqueline's funeral indefinitely while mourning their loss. Reba shared the news on her Instagram. She said:

"...we have decided to indefinitely postpone Mama's funeral and burial at this time."

Reba added that the family would continue to monitor the situation and that they would revisit plans to set things in motion as soon as it was declared safe to have large gatherings.


Jacqueline McEntire had a beautiful and full life, Reba said. She described her mother's heartbreaking passing as something that Jacqueline was prepared for. At 93, the matriarch lost her battle with cancer.

Reba first announced the tragic news on her social media with a series of images of her late mother and a preface of an in memoriam card featuring her date of birth and death.


Her heartfelt message to her mother touched the hearts of many, including famous singer Carrie Underwood. Reba shared that her mother's life was full of love and people that cherished her till the end.

Although these few weeks in March have been challenging for McEntire, the support and love she is receiving from her family, friends, and fans will no doubt see her through.

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