By Christine Rendon For Dailymail.com
Published: 01:21 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 01:21 BST, 11 September 2020
Reba McEntire has credited the late Kenny Rogers for 'saving my sanity' after her bandmates and manager were killed in a plane crash in 1991.
Kenny helped Reba cope with the incident by inviting her to work on his TV movie, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw.
'Kenny saved my sanity in '91 when he asked me to come do The Gambler movie,' Reba, 65, told Taste Of Country. 'I was still in a state of disbelief and not knowing what I'm gonna do moving forward after the plane crash.'
'I miss him so much': Reba McEntire has credited the late Kenny Rogers for 'saving my sanity' after her bandmates and manager were killed in a plane crash in 1991 (pictured 2014)
Kenny passed away at age 81 from natural causes at his home in Georgia in March 2020.
'I miss him so much,' Reba continued. 'He's such a special person and a big-hearted giver.'
The tragic plane crash which took the lives of most of Reba's band occurred on the US-Mexico border in 2001, according to the Los Angeles Times.
All ten people on board died after the jet crashed into the Otay