ICONIC ENTERTAINER REBA MCENTIRE TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE
53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™
LIVE ON “CBS THIS MORNING” AND FACEBOOK LIVE THURSDAY, MARCH 1
DURING THE 8:00 AM ET HOUR
“ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’S” NANCY O’DELL TO ANNOUNCE
ADDITIONAL NOMINEES AT 8:50 AM ET ON ETONLINE.COM
53RD ACM AWARDS® TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Multimedia superstar and 14-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will appear LIVE on “CBS This Morning” to announce the nominees for the 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the 8:00 AM ET/PT hour. Prior to her appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Reba will go LIVE on Facebook to reveal the nominees for ACM Song of the Year. In addition, “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell will announce additional nominees on ETonline.com at 8:50 AM ET/5:50 AM PT. The full list of nominations will be released immediately following the ETonline.com announcement on ACMcountry.com.
The 53rd ACM Awards® will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Las Vegas are now available at www.ACMcountry.com/press. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.
About Reba McEntire
Multi-media entertainment mogul and mom, Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. She capped off 2017 with the newly-packaged My Kind of Christmas – featuring collaborations with Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Darius Rucker, Lauren Daigle, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood. Reba also marked her thirteenth summit as SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE topped both the Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts, bolstering her successful record of 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The double-disc collection, released jointly on Nash Icon Records / Capitol Christian Music Group, earned Reba a GRAMMY Award for Best Roots Gospel Album and her first GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member has won 15 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards and 3 Grammy Awards, in addition to other philanthropic and leadership honors such as Horatio Alger Association and induction alongside her mom in the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. During her 2011 All The Women I Am Tour, Pollstar and Billboard’s Boxscore named Reba the No. 1 female Country touring artist with a combined total of over 9 million tickets sold in her career. She is part of the longest-running Country act in The Colosseum at Caesars history, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together In Vegas, which returns in March. In 2005, Reba partnered with Dillard’s to launch her own lifestyle brand, and she separately launched the REBA by Justin™ collection at select retailers nationwide. She most recently has been named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in the brand’s celebrity colonel campaign to launch KFC Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. The Oklahoma native is an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba.
About CBS This Morning
Each weekday morning, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson deliver two hours of original reporting, breaking news and top-level newsmaker interviews in an engaging and informative format that challenges the norm in network morning news programs. The broadcast has earned a prestigious Peabody Award, a Polk Award, three News & Documentary Emmys, three Daytime Emmys and the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. The broadcast was also honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News division-wide coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Ryan Kadro is the executive producer of CBS THIS MORNING and CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY. Follow CBS THIS MORNING on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Entertainment Tonight
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is a multi-platform entertainment news brand, with a cross-screen portfolio that includes the #1 entertainment newsmagazine on television with nearly 5.0 million viewers daily, and a top entertainment news network online, delivering more than 150 million video views per month. ETonline.com averages 20 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S. per comScore, while ET’s social audience reaches more than 70 million U.S. users monthly.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 53rd 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 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.