Apparently, the Academy of Country Music can’t get enough of Oklahoma’s favorite redhead.
Oklahoma native and country music superstar Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards for an unprecedented 10th time this spring.
The 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18 on CBS.
“I am celebrating my 10th anniversary of hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards,” McEntire said in a news release. “I’m excited to honor country music’s greatest talent at this spectacular awards show.”
McEntire is a country music icon who has notched hits songs for more than 20 years and sold more than 50 million records in her multifaceted career, which has included 33 No. 1 songs, 29 albums, many awards and countless performances. She also starred on Broadway in the revival of “Annie Get Your Gun” and was nominated for a 2004 Golden Globe for her starring role in the TV sitcom “Reba.”
Her current album, “Reba Duets,” debuted at the top of the pop and country charts last fall and has already notched a top two single and platinum-level sales.
She has won 11 Academy of Country Music Awards and has received 41 nominations. In 2001, she was given the first Academy of Country Music/Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work. In 2003, the academy awarded her the title of “Leading Lady”to recognize her as the all-time leading winner in the top female vocalist category, which she has won seven times.
McEntire was born in McAlester, raised on a working cattle ranch in Chockie and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She lived in the Sooner State until 1987, when she moved to Nashville a decade into her music career.