ICYMI: REBA McENTIRE: The Newest Colonel

REBA McENTIRE: The Newest Colonel

Reba McEntire is the latest celebrity to portray Colonel Harlan Sanders, the famous face of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

She says, “I’ve held a lot of roles in my life -- sort of like the Colonel himself -- but this is certainly the most unique one yet.”

Reba will be hawking the chicken company's new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken in TV and Internet commercials starting on Sunday.

Reba is the first woman and first music star to portray the Colonel. Others who've played the Colonel in commercials include Rob Lowe, George Hamilton, Norm Macdonald and Jim Gaffigan.

Dolly Parton grew up in the Smoky Mountains, so she would have been a good choice, too.

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