Country artist Reba McEntire and her son Shelby Blackstock attend the 2018 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at Music City Center on October 28, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Country artist Reba McEntire and her son Shelby Blackstock attend the 2018 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at Music City Center on October 28, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Reba McEntire and Son Shelby Blackstock Share Sweet Mother-Son Dance at His Wedding


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Reba McEntire's son Shelby Blackstock married his love Marissa Branch, tying the knot   at Walt Disney World, where Blackstock proposed.

Blackstock shared videos from the wedding through his Instagram stories. Following the ceremony, the couple rode in a horse-drawn carriage fit for a fairytale. The couple's first dance was to Kacey Musgraves' "Butterflies."

In one clip Blackstock shared from the wedding, he can be seen sharing a mother-son dance with McEntire to the country superstar's song "You're Gonna Be (Always Loved By Me)."

Engagement

Last year, Blackstock shared a photo of the moment he popped the question at Walt Disney World along with a sweet message for his bride-to-be.

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"Closing out the best year of my life the right way- I'm engaged to my best friend! @rissabranch I love you," Blackstock wrote on Instagram. "Now let's celebrate the way we know best!"

Branch also shared a photo of the special day, writing "People do crazy things...when they're in love," a quote from Hercules.

The 30-year-old Blackstock is an accomplished full-time race car driver who made his debut driving a Ford Mustang in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. In 2012, he competed in the U.S. F2000 National Championship with Andretti Autosport. He also finished eighth in points with a best finish of fourth at Road America. In 2015, he raced for Andretti Autosport in the Indy Lights series. He moved to touring car racing in 2019 and finished fourth in points in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. In 2020, he and co-driver Trent Hindman won the GT World Challenge America in an Acura NSX.

His father is Narvel Blackstock, whom McEntire divorced in 2015. Shelby's older half-brother is Brandon Blackstock, the ex-husband of Kelly Clarkson. He also has two older half-sisters, Shawna and Chassidy.

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In October of 2021, McEntire and her boyfriend Rex Linn hosted a wedding shower for the bride- and groom-to-be.

"It's taken Shelby and I two weeks to get around to this post. Between traveling and planning, it's been refreshing to take a step back and enjoy this premarital bliss bubble that we currently live in," Branch wrote on Instagram. "...It was a very wonderful and surreal moment to mesh Shelby's family and friends with mine. My heart is so full! {97 days left!}."

This story was updated on Feb. 14, 2022 with news of Blackstock and Branch's wedding.

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