Published October 17, 2008
Reba McEntire's been there, done that. And as a dude, no less.
"I believe in reincarnation," she told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette in advance of her Friday concert at the Mellon Arena. "I believe I've gone both ways — that I have been here before as a man."
McEntire, who has sold 55 million records and enjoyed success on the stage and big and small screens, know her beliefs may irk some of her fans.
"I will get flak from Christians who will say I can't be a Christian if I believe this. That's true, and I'm sorry, but this is how I live my life, this is what I believe," she told the paper. "I believe I have spent time with my son Shelby before. I believe I have spent time with other people in my life before. Who knows? Maybe I'm part Buddhist."
Who know? Maybe President George W. Bush! Reba and the president keep in touch by texting.
"We e-mail each other on our Treos all the time — nothing political, just passing jokes back and forth," she explained. "He's really into e-mail and so are his buddies. Senior Bush invited my husband [Narvel Blackstock] and I on a private cruise to the Greek islands about four years ago. We became very good friends, and that's when the e-mail stuff started."