Country superstar Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards for the 11th time in 2009. The 44th annual show will take place April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on CBS.

Meanwhile, an event honoring George Strait as the ACM "artist of the decade" will be taped the following night at the same location. That show will air on a date to be determined, also on CBS.