Country music icon Reba McEntire has confirmed that she will “definitely” sing the theme song for the new sitcom “Happy’s Place.”

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“I’ll be singing the theme song. We’ve started working on it, and it will be finished soon,” Reba McEntire shared with PEOPLE as ‘Happy’s Place’ received a series order.

Reba McEntire confirmed that she will be singing the theme song for her upcoming comedy series, Happy’s Place, which was recently picked up by NBC on May 7. As fans eagerly anticipate another classic TV theme song from the 69-year-old country star, Reba shared her excitement about the project.

“Oh, definitely. I’ll be singing the theme song. We’ve started working on it, and we’ll have it finished soon,” McEntire told PEOPLE in an interview before the official announcement of Happy’s Place being picked up. She expressed her readiness to complete the theme song once the series is greenlit, ensuring it’s ready for the show’s launch.

Reba McEntire previously performed the theme song for her sitcom Reba, which was a reworked version of her 2001 single “I’m a Survivor.” This song has become a viral sensation on social media and remains a staple in McEntire’s concerts.

McEntire shared that working on her new series, Happy’s Place, has been enjoyable, especially since it reunites her with former Reba costar Melissa Peterman. Additionally, her boyfriend Rex Linn is part of the show’s ensemble. The series boasts the same producers, showrunner, and writers as Reba, and McEntire is excited about the quality of the script. She also provided some details about the plot of the new sitcom.


“My character Bobbie’s dad was Happy, that was his name, and we owned a tavern called Happy’s Place,” Reba McEntire explained. “Well, Happy passed away, and he left the tavern to me, but there’s a little twist involved, and that’s the mystery right there. Everyone will have to tune in to watch it, and I hope they love it.”

The twist in question? Bobbie discovers she has a new business partner in the form of her half-sister (played by Belissa Escobedo), whom she never knew existed, as announced by NBCUniversal.

In Happy’s Place, Melissa Peterman will portray Gabby, a bartender who is described by the network as “a bit needy and dramatic” and would have loved to be Bobbie’s sister.


Melissa Peterman, the 52-year-old actress, announced her involvement in the series Happy’s Place via Instagram in March. “This is why I have been smiling ALL the time,” she shared in her post.

“I am thrilled to share the news that I get another chance to work with my friends,” Peterman added, tagging Reba McEntire. “Buckle up @reba We are going to have some fun!”

Before Reba McEntire fully immerses herself in the work on Happy’s Place, she is scheduled to host and perform at the 2024 ACM Awards at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The event will be streaming live via Prime Video at 8 p.m. on May 16.