Reba McEntire Announced As Host For 2024 ACM Awards

“I am tickled to pieces to get to host the ACM Awards for the 17th time,” the country music icon shared.


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April 25, 2024


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Reba McEntire will host the ACM Awards for the 17th time in 2024

Reba McEntire is set to host the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards

This Marks The Superstar’s 17th Time Hosting The ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music (ACM), Prime Video, and Dick Clark Productions (DCP) announced the news early Thursday morning, confirming that the country music icon will return to host for the 17th time on Thursday, May 16. 

“I am tickled to pieces to get to host the ACM Awards for the 17th time!” McEntire excitedly shared. “What an honor to have been part of the past, present and now the future of the Academy of Country Music with Amazon Prime Video. I can’t wait to get to Texas and see everybody May 16th!”

Reba McEntire will host the ACM Awards for the 17th time in 2024
Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy the Academy of Country Music

“We are thrilled for the homecoming of Reba to the ACM Awards stage for the 17th time! There is simply no one better to continue to elevate this show in our new global streaming era with Amazon Prime Video,” ACM CEO Damon Whiteside stated. “No one has a deeper and richer history with the Academy than Reba, from her many years hosting the ACM Awards, and from her 16 ACM Awards wins including Entertainer of the Year and two ACM anniversary Milestone Awards. With exciting new music coming, extensive television presence and a worldwide fanbase, Reba’s back and better than ever!”

“Reba McEntire is an icon. She is one of the most influential artists in the music industry and we are thrilled to welcome her back as host of the Academy of Country Music Awards,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios. “We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with the ACM Awards along with harnessing the global strength of Amazon to offer country music’s longest-running award show to our audience.”

McEntire has a long-standing relationship with the Academy of Country Music. Not only is she the artist with the most ACM Awards hosting gigs in history, has also holds 16 ACM Award victories and a whopping nine nominations for ACM Entertainer of the Year, including a 1994 win in the category. She also has the record for the most Female Artist of the Year nominations. 

In addition to taking on hosting duties, McEntire will also take the stage to perform new music.

Luke Combs, Megan Moroney,; Photos by Andrew Wendowski, Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy Instagram
Luke Combs, Megan Moroney,; Photos by Andrew Wendowski, Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy Instagram

ACM Awards Nominees

Nominees for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards were announced earlier this month, and  Luke CombsMegan Moroney, and Morgan Wallen were named the top nominees. Combs secured eight nominations, while Moroney and Wallen each earned six. Other top ACM Awards nominees include Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, and Jordan Davis.

Airing on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT, “Country Music’s Party of the Year will stream exclusively live for a global audience on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Fans don’t need a Prime membership to join in live; everyone is welcome to attend the Party of the Year.   

A limited number of tickets to attend the ACM Awards are still available for purchase. 

Additional information, including details surrounding performers, presenters, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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ACM Awards Sweepstakes

ACM Awards Sweepstakes

Country Now has your chance to win a trip for two to attend the ACM Awards and Parker McCollum and Friends: ACM Lifting Lives LIVE! 

One grand prize winner will receive the following: Two (2) tickets to 2024 ACM Awards (May 16, 2024), Two (2) tickets to 2024 ACM Lifting Lives Concert (May 15, 2024), Two (2) roundtrip domestic coach airfare for two, Double occupancy hotel accommodations for two (2) adults for two (2) nights at the Drury Inn & Suites Frisco, and ground transportation via Uber gift card.

The ACM Awards Flyaway Sweepstakes ends on Sunday, April 28, 2024, AT 11:59 PM (EST).

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.