ACM Awards Host Reba McEntire Swipes At Show For Female Country Stars Being Overlooked.
Academy of Country Music Awards host Reba McEntire took a swipe at the show for failing to nominate a single female artist for the night’s biggest honor, entertainer of the year, which ultimately went to Keith Urban.
Reba, who hosted the show for a 16th time, wasted no time pointing out the lack of female representation for the top honor in her opening monologue live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“This is my 16th time hosting the show,” Reba told a cheering crowd. “People always ask me, ‘Do you ever get tired of doing it?’ And I [say], ‘Tired of celebrating great artists of music…tired of being in charge of the biggest night in country music?’