Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and next year's event as well. This year's May 22 ceremony -- which will air live from Los Angeles
Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and next year's event as well. This year's May 22 ceremony -- which will air live from Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre on CBS -- will also feature performances by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, and Lee Ann Womack.
"Reba is an American original and a joy to work with," ACM executive director Fran Boyd said in a statement. "She is a consummate professional whose boundless energy has made her a country superstar, Broadway phenomena, motion picture actress, television series star, best-selling author, international touring sensation and multi-platinum recording artist. We are thrilled that she has agreed to host our show for both this year and next year."
As previously reported, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for this year's awards, with six nominations each. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year category, and both scored nods in the album, song, single, and video categories. Keith is also up for male vocalist of the year, and Brooks & Dunn for top vocal duo.
Beginning tomorrow (April 4), fans can vote online for three as-yet-unannounced nominees for the inaugural Home Depot Humanitarian Award. The honor, which is the first fan-voted award in the ACM event's history, will recognize a country artist for his or her commitment to community service, generosity of spirit, and help in building the dreams of those in need.
Voting will be open at homedepot.com/acm through the first two hours of the May 22 awards show. The winner will be announced and presented with the award during the final hour of the ceremony broadcast.