Reba McEntire to Host 2018 ACM Awards
Reba McEntire is coming back to host the 2018 ACM Awards! The awards show's longtime host, McEntire revealed the news on Thursday morning (March 1), while announcing the 2018 ACM Awards nominees on CBS This Morning.
McEntire hosted the ACM Awards in a number of past years: She first hosted the show in 1986, with Mac Davis and John Schneider, and then returned in 1988, that time with Hank Williams Jr. as her co-host. In 1993, McEntire co-hosted the ACM Awards with Randy Owen and George Strait, and she and Alan Jackson co-hosted the ceremony in 1995.
McEntire finally hosted the ACM Awards solo for the first time in 1999, and then every year from 2001 through 2010. She and Blake Shelton co-hosted the ceremony in 2011 and 2012, before McEntire bowed out to make room for Luke Bryan as Shelton's co-host.
Bryan and Shelton co-hosted the ACM Awards until 2016, when Shelton departed and Dierks Bentley signed on. Fans have been wondering who would take Bryan and Shelton's place since early February, when Bentley revealed during the 2018 Country Radio Seminar that he and Bryan would not be co-hosting this year.
The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 15, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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