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Reba McEntire goes drag king for KFC

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Reba McEntire gets into drag to portray the most famous Colonel in fried chicken.

The country music star appears in a new ad for KFC, making her the first female to play the part.

“When they asked me to go and be the first female Colonel Sanders, I said, ‘Heck yeah!’ ” McEntire, 62, said during the 2018 Grammy Awards. “Who wouldn’t want to be the Colonel Sanders? Because I’d grown up with Kentucky Fried Chicken all my life. I loved it.”

The new ad was released last Friday in which Reba sings at a honky-tonk dressed as the chicken icon to promote KFC’s Smokey Mountain BBQ.

She not only performs as the Colonel but takes double-duty as a fan seated at a stage-side table.

“I swear I’m not a famous woman,” she sings.

On Sunday, Reba took home the Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album for her record Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.