Entries in Reba (7)


Reba, Garth and Taylor Among ACM Off-Camera Winners

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Academy of Country Music has announced the off-camera, special award winners for this year's ACM Awards. Show host Reba will be honored with the career achievement award, which recognizes a musical act that has advanced the popularity of country music in the preceding calendar year. Former winners in this category include Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Taylor Swift is getting the Jim Reeves International Award, which goes to an artist promoting country music throughout the world. Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Buck Owens have received this honor in the past. The overseas leg of Taylor's Speak Now tour closes out Wednesday in London.

Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow's movie Country Strong will receive the ACM's Tex Ritter Award, recognizing a movie that has used country music in a big way. Previous winners include Walk The Line, O Brother Where Art Thou? and Beer For My Horses. Garth Brooks and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlins are getting the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award this year, honoring individuals who have paved the way for country music's continued success.

Tom T. Hall and Hank Cochran have been selected as this year's recipients of the Poet's Award. Tom wrote country classics like Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley, P.T.A" and his own hits such as "Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine." The late Hank Cochran penned the Patsy Cline staples "She's Got You" and "I Fall To Pieces," and the George Strait hits "The Chair" and "Ocean Front Property."

The winners in these categories will be recognized at the ACM honors event this fall at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The rest of the ACM winners will be announced live on the 46th Annual ACM Awards, broadcasting live on CBS Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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Stars to Honor President George H.W. Bush Monday Night

White House/Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Reba, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood have signed on to perform at an event in Washington, D.C. Monday night honoring former President George H.W. Bush.

The concert will recognize Bush's leadership in promoting service and volunteerism in America through his Points of Light campaign.  It will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Cee-Lo Green, Sam Moore and Sheryl Crow will also perform, and former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter are expected to attend.

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First Round of CMA Music Festival Performers Announced

Keith Urban. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The first round of performers has been announced for this summer's CMA Music Festival in Nashville, including Keith Urban, Reba, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins and Darius Rucker. Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and The Band Perry round out the list for the festival, set for June 9-12.

The event will again be filmed for an ABC special.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CMA Music Festival, which began as Fan Fair in 1972.

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Blake Shelton Joining Reba as Co-Host of the ACM Awards in April

Photo Courtesy - Michael Loccisano | WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Blake Shelton will join Reba McEntire as a co-host for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards coming up April 3. Reba has hosted the show for the past 12 years, but show producers got the idea to pair her with Blake when they announced the ACM nominees together last year.

Blake is known for his racy sense of humor on Twitter, but he's promised the ACM he'll be suitable for TV at the show. Blake tells USA Today, "They're a little worried, but I think that makes them excited at the same time." The 46th Annual ACM Awards will be handed out live on CBS on April 3. The nominees will be announced next month. 

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Reba Scores 24th 'Billboard' Number One Single

Photo Courtesy - The Valory Music Co.(NEW YORK) -- Reba has scored yet another number one hit on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Turn On the Radio."

The tune is included on her latest album, All the Women I Am.  It's her 24th time atop that chart.

Jason Aldean follows at number two with "My Kinda Party," and Tim McGraw has the number three spot with "Felt Good on My Lips."

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Country Stars Performing Christmas Classics on CMA Special

Photo Courtesy - Mercury Records(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The first-ever CMA Country Christmas special airs Monday on ABC, and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is serving as host.

It's her first time helming a TV broadcast, and she says the show reminds her of those great holiday specials she watched as a kid.  "It's such a fond memory of being with your family and having something that feels like it only comes around once a year and that also gets you excited for the holiday."

Sugarland performs "Winter Wonderland" and "O Come O Come Emmanuel" on the show.

Reba is also on the special, singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and several St. Nicks actually join her onstage for the performance.  Reba says, "I was very glad they asked me to be a part of it.  It looks great.  The set's beautiful."

Darius Rucker makes an appearance to sing his holiday tune "Candy Cane Christmas."  Since heavy hitters like Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and Rascal Flatts are on the CMA Country Christmas special too, Darius says, "They got all the big boys, and they let me play too. So, that's pretty cool." He adds, "Everybody's doing these great Christmas songs."

Other acts featured on the special include Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes.   CMA Country Christmas airs Monday night at 9:30 ET on ABC.

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Reba's Album 'All the Women I Am' Out Tuesday 

Photo Courtesy - The Valory Music Co.(NEW YORK) -- Reba's new album, All the Women I Am, comes out Tuesday, featuring her latest top-10 hit, "Turn On the Radio," and her cover of Beyonce's hit "If I Were a Boy."

Reba first performed "If I Were a Boy" on CMT's 330 Sessions.  It got such a huge response, she rushed into the studio to record it and found "Turn On the Radio" to sing in the same session.  Since those songs turned out so well, Reba decided to go ahead and record an entirely new album.

Each song on All the Women I Am tells a story about different women at different points in their lives.  Reba tells ABC News Radio the song "All the Women I Am" provided a great title to the album, too.

"Unfortunately, or fortunately, I've been all these women," says Reba.  "So, this song, this album is about all the women I am."

Reba will perform on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday, followed by a performance on the CMA Awards Wednesday night on ABC.  She'll also be on Late Show with David Letterman on CBS Friday night.

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