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Reba McEntire to return as host of the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards

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Reba McEntire will return as host of the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday, May 16th at 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT, streaming live globally across 240+ countries and territories on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Luke Combs leads this year’s nominees with eight nominations, followed by Megan Moroney and Morgan Wallen with six nominations each.

The Academy of Country Music officially announced the news on social media, sharing that McEntire, 69, will be hosting the awards show for the 17th time: “Country Music’s Party of the Year is going to be extra-FANCY this year with @Reba back as our host! She will also be taking the stage for a show stopping performance featuring brand new music! You don’t wanna miss the 59th #ACMawards LIVE May 16 at 8e | 5p on @PrimeVideo. Tickets on sale NOW on @SeatGeek –!TP #RebaACM”

McEntire, a 16-time ACM Awards winner, will also perform new music at the ceremony; she shared in a statement: “I am ticked to pieces to get to host the ACM Awards for the 17th time! What an honor to have been part of the past, present and now the future of the Academy of Country Music with Amazon Prime Video. I can’t wait to get to Texas and see everybody May 16th!”  

ACM CEO Damon Whiteside added: “We are thrilled for the homecoming of Reba to the ACM Awards stage for the 17th time! There is simply no one better to continue to elevate this show in our new global streaming era with Amazon Prime Video”

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