If Reba McEntire Is Co-Hosting the CMAs, Will She Still Host the ACM Awards?
On Monday (Aug. 19), the Country Music Association announced that Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join longtime host Carrie Underwood as co-hosts for the 2019 CMA Awards, replacing Underwood's previous co-host, Brad Paisley. The move begs a question, however: What does this mean for McEntire's gig as ACM Awards host?
McEntire, who has hosted the ACM Awards for the past two years — and previously hosted the show from 2001 through 2012, and a number of other times starting in 1986 — would be a shoo-in to continue her run at that country music awards show, but according to Billboard, there are no plans in place just yet.
"No deal is in place for [McEntire] to come back” a source tells the magazine, adding that "nothing [is] determined yet.” An ACM Awards representative, meanwhile, says, "We haven’t confirmed our host yet for 2020."
McEntire has past CMA Awards hosting experience, too: She hosted the show in 1990 with Randy Travis, in 1991 alone and in 1992 with Vince Gill. Underwood, meanwhile, has hosted every year since 2008, all with Paisley, while Parton hosted in 1988. The CMAs' move to the hosting trio of Underwood, McEntire and Parton is part of a plan to use the 2019 awards show to spotlight country music's women.
Nominees for the 2019 CMA Awards will be revealed on Aug. 28, on Good Morning America. The show itself is set for Nov. 13 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena; it will air on ABC at 8PM ET.
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