Reba McEntire Returns To Host 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

rebaIconic entertainer and 16-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host the 54THACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, broadcasting live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This year’s show will mark Reba’s 16th time as host.

Reba will appear live on CBS THIS MORNING Wednesday, Feb. 20 to reveal the nominees for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Additional nominees will be announced live onET Online. The full list of nominations will be released immediately following on ACMcountry.com.

The 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months. CBS’ 2018 broadcast of the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS reached over 12 million viewers, drawing the largest audience in three years, since the 2015 show. Reba’s highly anticipated next album, Stronger than the Truth, will be released just prior to the 54TH ACM AWARDS on Friday, April 5 on Big Machine Records.

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase now at www.axs.com. The media credential application to cover the Awards in Las Vegas is available at www.ACMcountry.com/press. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, including ACM Party for a Cause®, visitACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter andInstagram for more immediate updates.

Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards and a GMA Dove Award. The Grand Ole Opry member has also received the Andrea Bocelli Foundation Humanitarian Award, Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award, the Music Biz Chairman’s Award, the National Artistic Achievement Award from U.S. Congress and membership into the Horatio Alger Association, in addition to other philanthropic and leadership honors. In 2018 the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame presented Reba with the inaugural Career Maker Award, for her significant influence on the songwriting careers of Nashville songwriters. She also joined an elite group of creators as one of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipients for her lifetime artistic achievements, alongside Cher, Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter and the creators of “Hamilton” – writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire.

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