New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The Academy of Country Music
announced today that iconic entertainer and 16-time ACM Award winner Reba McEntire
will return as host and executive producer of the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music's Party of the Year. The awards telecast, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena
in Las Vegas
on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This year's ceremony will mark Reba's sixteenth time serving as host.
Reba will appear LIVE on CBS THIS MORNING on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to reveal the nominees for the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Additional nominees will then be announced live on ETOnline.com. The full list of nominations will be released immediately following on ACMcountry.com.
The 54th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months. CBS's 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 54thACM Awards on Friday, April 5, 2019 on Big Machine Records.
Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase now at www.axs.com.
The 54th Academy of Country Music
Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena
in Las Vegas
on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Reba McEntire, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher
is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
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
Award, the Music
Biz Chairman's Award, the National
Artistic Achievement Award from the 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.
In 2017, she marked her thirteenth summit as Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope topped both the Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts, bolstering Reba's successful record of 35 Number One singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The double-disc collection earned Reba her first GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year and third GRAMMY® Award for Best Roots
Gospel Album. She will release a new album, STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH, on April 5 via Big Machine Records.
The Oklahoma native is an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" and starred in the six-season television sitcom "Reba." In 2005, she partnered with Dillard's to launch her own lifestyle brand, and most recently launched the REBA by Justin™ western footwear collection at select retailers nationwide. She was named the first female and musician to portray KFC's iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in the brand's celebrity colonel campaign. Throughout 2019, she will bring that same bubbly energy and penchant for excellence to Las Vegas
as part of the longest-running Country residency in The Colosseum's history alongside her superstar pals for Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas