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Reba to host country music awards show

Feb. 27, 2008 at 7:02 PM   |   Comments

ENCINO, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Reba McEntire has been tapped to return as host of the 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show, the academy announced.

The event is slated to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas May 18 on CBS.

In addition to selling more than 50 million records, the award-winning singer also headlined the Broadway revival of "Annie Get Your Gun" and starred in the hit TV sit-com "Reba."

"I am celebrating my 10th anniversary of hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards," McEntire said in a statement. "I'm excited to honor country music's greatest talent at this spectacular awards show."

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