Colonel Sanders Is Now…A Woman?

At a time when girl power and feminism are front and center in pop culture and politics, even some in the restaurant industry are putting the spotlight on female empowerment.

So meet KFC’s newest Colonel Sanders: country legend and actress Reba McEntire. It’s a first for the chicken chain, which has previously only been portrayed by male celebrities in the past.

Reba appears in the chain’s latest ad for their new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken dressed up in the founder’s signature white suit, black string bow tie and glasses, singing a honky-tonk tune about the new southern-inspired menu item that blends barbecue recipes from Memphis and the Carolinas.

The singer, who starred in her own TV series, “Reba,” from 2001-2007, joins the ranks of actors likeĀ  Rob Lowe and Ray Liotta, who have previously donned the white-haired wig.

The reaction on social media has been mostly positive with many people praising the restaurant for its choice.

Posted in All Stories, Annoucer Blogs, Codi Jeffreys Tagged with: , , , ,

+ Follow Us


+ Upcoming Events

  1. Orbison & The Everly Bros. Reimagined

    February 15 @ 8:00 pm - February 16 @ 9:30 pm
  2. Roch Voisine In Concert

    February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Live On Location @ City View Retirement Community

    March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sister Act

    March 8 @ 7:30 pm - March 17 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Live @ City View Retirement Residence

    March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

+ On-Air & Shows