Reba McEntire To Host 45th Annual ACM Awards, ACM To Honor Brooks & Dunn

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Reba McEntire To Host 45th Annual ACM Awards, ACM To Honor Brooks & Dunn

Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn

Reba McEntire will return as the host of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This marks the McEntire’s 12th time host the show! To date, Reba has won 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, including the first-ever annual Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her outstanding philanthropic work.

“No one does it better than Reba McEntire,” said Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions and executive producer of the awards. “She always brings spunk and personality to the show and we are honored to have the Queen of country music back to host the Awards for the 12th time.” (We can’t agree more!)

The day after the ACM Awards Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn will receive the Academy’s Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year record-breaking career during a tribute concert special, ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn – The Last Rodeo. They will be honored for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy’s history with 26 awards in total, including three Entertainer of the Year awards. They will also be honored for holding the record for most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007.

Artists already scheduled to perform at the taping include superstars Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, with many more to be announced soon.

“Brooks & Dunn have defined country music for twenty years,” said Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music. “With this all-star concert tribute, the Academy is honored to recognize Kix and Ronnie for their contributions to the country music industry, fans and to all the artists they have helped get a break in this business.”

Tickets for both events go on sale January 15. Click HERE for more information.