Reba McEntire is the new Rocky Balboa. Philly has a 12-foot Rocky statue and now McAlester, Oklahoma wants an iconic pop culture statue to serve as a tourist attraction too. McAlester Tourism Coordinator Eddie Gray will present the idea of erecting an 11-foot statue of the one and only Reba McEntire.
Gray says it would drive tourism as Reba fans from across the country would come to town to see the statue – which would cost roughly $60,000.
If you’re wondering about the connection, Reba was born in McAlester and raised in the area. Gray says “I get calls all the time from people around the country asking what we have Reba McEntire-wise. I have nothing to offer. This is a void we have to fill.”