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Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire have many things in common, both being natives of Oklahoma and also both being country music icons. Recently when Garth interviewed Reba about her upcoming book, Not That Fancy, on his Studio G, they found out they have one more thing in common: getting their love of dogs from their partners.

Reba posted a clip on her Instagram from her and Garth’s recent interview on Brooks’ Studio G last month, where Garth and her find out their significant others showed them how to fall in love with a dog. Brooks says in the clip, “I noticed in your book you write a lot about your horses and your dogs. We have a special dog; I mean a special dog that was my left arm, and her name was Dottie. We worked together; we did everything together. Did you have one like that?”

Reba answered, “Not growing up. Not until Rex (Linn) and I got together did I fall in love with a dog. Riddler, a French bulldog, a show dog, he was a champion, and he got lymphoma last year, and we lost him, and we miss him so much.”

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Brooks says, “It’s funny. I think being with Miss Yearwood she’s taught me that dogs are more like family members. I’m sure, like on your farm, we used them more as tools, and they were great hands and great helps, but she falls in love with them; they become family members, so it’s kind of rubbing off on me now.”

Reba responds, “Oh, good. Well, that’s the same way Rex has been a dog lover all his life, an animal lover, and like you said, we had cow dogs, but they didn’t come in the house and, you know, hop up on the couch and watch TV with us as our dogs do now. Part of my childhood was missing that special bond and a love for that kind of an animal.

Reba captioned the post, “Our partners, Trisha and Rex, sure have taught Garth and me a lot about loving animals!”

See that post here.

Reba will release an accompanying album, Not That Fancy, in conjunction with the book. Reba teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to record stripped-down versions of some of her most iconic songs. The 14-track collection will also feature a new single, “Seven Minutes In Heaven.” The album is set to release Friday, October 6.

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