Reba McEntire is the first woman to play KFC's Colonel Sanders

Posted: 1:08 PM, Jan 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-26 18:08:03Z
Reba is first woman to play Colonel Sanders
Reba is first woman to play Colonel Sanders

As if Reba McEntire didn't have enough on her ... um, plate.

It turns out the country music Hall of Famer has a new gig as the first woman to play KFC's iconic spokes-character Col. Sanders.

KFC made the announcement on social media Thursday night.



"Nothing to see here, folks. Nope, nothin’ at all. Just the same old Colonel with a new flavor of fried chicken," read a tweet accompanying a minute-long video in which Reba, on stage at a honky tonk, plays a singing Colonel.

"I'm Col. Sanders, well, same as always. Absolutely nothing's changed," she sings. "Oh please ignore a likeness to famous country singers. I'm definitely not a woman."

The "Colonel" tosses her hat into the crowd where it lands on the head of McEntire herself, in regular attire, sitting at a table.



The spot is part of KFC's campaign for a new chicken flavor: Smokey Mountain BBQ.