While we might not know the winners yet for the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards; we have a feeling the ladies of country music are about to show up in full force for the big night.
For starters, Reba McEntire is hosting, and she wasn’t shy about being disappointed that no women are up for ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year category this year. McEntire told CBS This Morning: “It doesn’t make me very happy, because we’ve got some very talented women out there who are working their butts off.”
The singer herself has won more than 90 awards over her career, and holds the title of most-nominated female artist of all time according to Country Living.
This will mark the 16th time Reba has hosted the ACM Awards, and let’s not forget she beat out Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton who previously hosted.
— Reba (@reba) February 12, 2019
We’re also predicting several jaw-dropping moments from the incredible list of ladies performing this year.
Maren Morris is performing with Brothers Osborne, Eric Church is performing with New Female Artist winner Ashley McBryde, three-time Grammy-winner & Seattle native Brandi Carlile is performing with Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert (the most awarded ACM artist with 32 wins) will perform with George Strait, and Kelly Clarkson has not one but TWO performances with Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay according to Billboard.
THEN … this happened.
It was announced that This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz will make her television singing debut at the ACM Awards, performing with Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae, Lauren Alaina and Mickey Guyton.
Thrilled to announce @ChrissyMetz will be making her LIVE television performance debut at the #ACMawards alongside @Lauren_Alaina, @MickeyGuyton, @MaddieandTae, & @carrieunderwood! Tune in for this must-see collaboration spotlighting #ACMLiftingLives this Sunday, Apr 7 on @CBS! pic.twitter.com/7Q5NLH1NH1
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 5, 2019
Let’s just say we’re even more excited to see what happens this year AND moving forward when it comes to highlighting more incredibly talented women in country music.
Watch it all happen LIVE from Las Vegas, this Sunday at 8pm PST on KIRO 7 Seattle.