Reba McEntire is the host of the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards. She is taking the stage as a host for the 15th time, but she is also a nominee and a performer. For her set tonight, she teams up with Kelly Clarkson to sing the song “Does He Love You”. Clarkson is married to McEntire’s stepson, Brandon Blackstock, which makes McEntire her mother-in-law. Some of the other duets and collaborations that are going on tonight include Kane Brown with Lauren Alaina, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Alan Jackson with Jon Pardi, Toby Keith with Blake Shelton, and Keith Urban with Julia Michaels.
Lauren Alaina has already been announced as a winner at the ACM Awards, as Best New Female Vocalist of the Year. With Kane Brown, she is set to perform the song “What Ifs”. When Alaina found out she had won during rehearsals, she told The Tennessean that, “My heart did this thing that it’s never done before, and I couldn’t breathe, and I couldn’t speak and I was crying. I’m a crier, but I can usually still talk. I could not form words.” Alaina finished in second place to Scotty McCreery on American Idol in 2011 and her career grew from that moment forward.
Brett Young also was revealed as a winner prior to show time, as was the band Midland. Young is the recipient of New Male Vocalist of the Year, while Midland is taking home Vocal Group of the Year. For Young’s performance, he is singing the song “Mercy.”
Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha are performing their song “Meat to Be” at the awards, while Blake Shelton was photographed rehearsing “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” with Toby Keith. during rehearsals, Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi were recorded rehearsing “Chattahoochee”, according to CBS as well. Keith Urban and Julia Michaels are singing “Coming Home” together.
Recording artist Miranda Lambert performs during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carrie Underwood has been missing from the spotlight for five months, since she reportedly had a “hard fall” on her property. Her injuries included her wrist and her face, which reportedly needed over 40 stitches. When the injury first occurred, she wrote on Instagram that, “In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure …read more