WATCH: Reba McEntire Is 1st Female Colonel Sanders
Country music star Reba McEntire is the first woman to portray Colonel Harland Sanders in a KFC commercial.
The 62-year-old Oklahoma native dons the familiar white suit (and facial hair) of KFC’s iconic founder for a campaign that will run through April.
In the first commercial for KFC’s new Smoky Mountain BBQ chicken, Col. Sanders performs inside a honky tonk bar as the real McEntire watches.
“Please ignore any likeness to famous country singers,” Col. Sanders sings. “I swear I’m not a famous woman!”
McEntire told The Associated Press that KFC has been a part of her life “forever.”
She is the latest celebrity to portray Col. Sanders, following the likes of Darrell Hammond, Rob Lowe, Bill Zane and Canada’s Norm MacDonald.