Reba McEntire to Receive First Ever NASH Icon Award

Reba McEntire

The American Country Countdown Awards air Dec. 15.

On Dec. 15, Fox will air the first ever American Country Countdown Awards, and fitting for a first-time show, the ACCAs will hand out a special new trophy: the NASH Icon Award. Reba McEntire will be the first recipient.

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According to Mark Bracco, the executive producer of the the show, "The NASH Icon Award celebrates an iconic artist who has made a profound and lasting impact on country music, and Reba is the embodiment of such an icon. Her stellar career has influenced generations of artists and fans alike and we're proud to recognize her accomplishments and her ongoing musical impact."

Reba released her first album in 1977. She's landed hits on the country charts in five different decades. Thirty-five of her singles went to No. 1, and she's sold in excess of 56 million albums. She's also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a winner of multiple AMA's, CMA's, and Grammy's. To honor these mammoth achievements, more than one artist is required: Both Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert will perform hits from Reba's extensive catalog.

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Kix Brooks -- host of the awards show's namesake radio program, American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks, which has been running for 41 years -- will present the Icon Award. "Besides being a talented actor and host," Brooks said, "she is seriously one of the best singers I've ever heard. Reba sings with her head, her heart and that amazing voice. She's a treasure Nashville should forever be grateful for."

The ACCAs will broadcast live from Nashville's Music City Center. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Brett Eldredge will also perform at the event.


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