Reba McEntire Set to Host 59th ACM Awards in Frisco, Texas

Reba McEntire will host the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 16, 2024, at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas, marking her record-breaking 17th time hosting the event. The show will feature a star-studded lineup of performances, including Post Malone's ACM Awards debut and duets from Kelsea Ballerini and Noah Kahan, among others.

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Reba McEntire Set to Host 59th ACM Awards in Frisco, Texas

Reba McEntire Set to Host 59th ACM Awards in Frisco, Texas

Country music icon Reba McEntire will take the stage as host of the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) on May 16, 2024, at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. This marks McEntire's record-breaking 17th time hosting the prestigious event.

The ACM Awards will be available to stream live on Prime Video across more than 240 countries and territories, starting at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT. Fans can expect a star-studded lineup of performances, including the ACM Awards debut of Post Malone and appearances by 2022 New Male Artist of the Year Parker McCollum.

The show will also feature powerhouse duets from Kelsea Ballerini and Noah Kahan, Nate Smith and Avril Lavigne, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson.

In addition to hosting, Reba McEntire will deliver a show-stopping performance featuring brand new music. "I am tickled to pieces," McEntire says, "to get to host the ACM Awards for the 17th time! 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!"

Throughout the night, five-time ACM Awards winner Bobby Bones will feature his segment, "Backstage with Bobby Bones," showcasing intimate artist interviews and special moments of the show. The full list of nominees for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards can be found on the ACM website.

Leading up to the main event, pre-ACM livestream celebrations hosted by Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson of the Country Heat Weekly podcast will kick off on Tuesday, May 14, courtesy of Amazon Music. The ACM Red Carpet will stream live on Prime Video and the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch, starting at 7 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16.

The Academy of Country Music Awards, first held in 1966, has long been celebrated as the "Country Music's Party of the Year," showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. With Reba McEntire at the helm and an incredible lineup of performances, the 59th ACM Awards promises to be an unforgettable night of music and celebration.

Key Takeaways

  • Reba McEntire to host 59th ACM Awards on May 16, 2024, at Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.
  • ACM Awards to stream live on Prime Video in 240+ countries and territories.
  • Star-studded lineup includes Post Malone, Parker McCollum, and powerhouse duets.
  • Reba McEntire to perform new music and host for a record-breaking 17th time.
  • Pre-ACM livestream celebrations and red carpet coverage to air on Amazon Music and Twitch.