When Reba hit the red carpet on Sunday night (Jan. 28) in New York for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden, it was more than just the awards show she was talking about.
The Oklahoma native was all smiles as she introduced her new beau, Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo, who has been spotted in a few of Reba’s Instagram photos as of late. Skeeter, as she calls him, accompanied the Queen of Country to New York, where they spent time sightseeing and just having some good ol’ fashioned fun.
“My date is Skeeter—Skeeter Lasuzzo. He’s my boyfriend,” Reba told “Entertainment Tonight.” “We’ve been having fun. We’ve been to three plays here in New York, just enjoying it tremendously.”
To add to her enjoyment, the Oklahoma native took home her third Grammy Award in the Best Roots Gospel Album category for her album, Sing it Now: Songs of Hope & Faith. Reba’s previous GRAMMY wins were for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (“Whoever’s In New England”) in 1987 and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (“Does He Love You” feat. Linda Davis) in1994.
While this particular award was not televised, Reba was able to accept her award during the pre-telecast, where fans were able to watch online.
“Thank you very much to the Academy to all of my friends at Big Machine Music,” Reba said in her acceptance speech. “I’ll never forget the day we were sitting there in Nashville talking about doing a gospel album. I’m a country artist. But I’ve been singing these songs that’s on this album all my life. And it’s so great to get those songs on an album.”
“Our job in the entertainment business is to heal hearts,” she continued. “That’s what God put me on this earth for, I know it is with the music and to help other people. Music is so healing. I love my job. Thank you very much for letting me do what I love to so so much. And I’m gonna give this back to God. Thank y’all very much.”