Reba McEntire Aiming for a Villainous Role on 'Nashville,' Talks 'Reba' Reunions

The country icon is back in a BIG way, with a new album out Tuesday and a major ACM Award this month.

Move over, Juliette Barnes! There's a new villain coming to Nashville.

That is, if Reba McEntire has her way (and honestly, who is going to say no to Reba McEntire?!).

The country legend recently sang her new single "Going Out Like That" on the hit ABC drama as part of its "On the Record" music series, which features stunning live performances by the cast -- but none of the soapy shenanigans we love from the scripted episodes. But in an interview with ETonline, Reba tells us that she has her sights set on a bigger role.

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"When they said, 'You're gonna be on the Nashville TV show,' I said, 'YES! What do I play?'" the 60-year-old superstar says. "Now I've already told all of 'em, I said, 'OK, I want to come back as a villain on music row or something like that.' That'd be fun."

But don't count on Reba to take cues from Sara Evans and Brad Paisley, playing a version of herself on the show. This leading lady has a meatier part in mind.

"A fictional character," she clarifies. "Reba's not mean. Reba's happy, havin' too much fun."

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The bubbly red-head (still bubbly as ever, for the record), is just as enthusiastic about a Reba reunion on the small screen.

"I would love that," she gushes. "I was with Melissa Peterman and Chris Rich all weekend long [at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in late March] and we just had a blast. And we would all three love that. I know Steve Howey would, too," she adds playfully, "He's a mess. Joanna Garcia -- love 'em to pieces."

Reba is back in a big way this year: Her new album Love Somebody is out Tuesday, April 14, and days later, she'll receive the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards alongside Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, George Straight, Brooks & Dunn, and Taylor Swift, for their groundbreaking career achievements in ACM Awards history.

But first, Reba is set to join Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine on The Voice as this week's adviser.

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Even celebs are not immune to Reba's star-power! Watch the video below to see how she made Luke Bryan cry at his first ACMs.

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