ACM Awards, Amazon aim to give new flow to awards shows
Music ACM Awards FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. He has been absent from other awards shows since, though has slowly returned to the spotlight. But the Vegas-based ACM Awards have always been more about the presentation than the trophies, and this year's Amazon experiment, a sped-up, concert-like format without commercials, will make that more true than ever. Reigning ACM entertainer of the year Luke Bryan also has double performances including his hit "Buy Dirt" with Jordan Davis and a performance of his ballad "Up." Miranda Lambert earned five nominations, including entertainer of the year, and is now tied with Reba McEntire for her 16th female artist of the year nomination.wftv.com
Parton, Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen to perform at ACM Awards
Music ACM Awards FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett will share hosting duties with country superstar Dolly Parton during this year's show being live streamed on Prime Video from Las Vegas on March 7. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) (Chris Pizzello)Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett will be pulling double duty with special performances on top of their hosting duties at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Co-hosts Barrett and Allen will be the first performance of the March 7 awards show with a two-song set. The ACM Awards will be held in Las Vegas and livestreamed on Prime Video.wftv.com
Reba McEntire opening restaurant in Oklahoma
So good together: Reba McEntire and a new restaurant. >> Read more trending newsThe country music star, 66, announced the creation of Reba’s Place, a restaurant, bar and live entertainment venue in Atoka, Oklahoma, People reported. McEntire, who was born in Oklahoma, made the announcement Friday at the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, Oklahoma and posted a video to Instagram. McEntire welcomed Chief Gary Batton from the Choctaw Nation on stage to make the announcement, according to People. “But we are partnering with the greatest female country singer of all time to bring Reba’s restaurant to Atoka, Oklahoma.”The venue features “two stories of dining space,” opening up to a large stage, plus a restaurant.wftv.com
Reba McEntire rescued from historic building after stairs collapse
ATOKA, Okla. — Rescuers helped country superstar Reba McEntire and several others Tuesday after the stairs collapsed in a historic building they were touring in Oklahoma, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending newsImages shared by KOKI-TV showed McEntire, 66, in the window of a building in Atoka after the staircase from the building’s second story to the third collapsed. Oklahoma native Reba McEntire rescued from building in Atoka https://t.co/GwlxCDn5oi — FOX23 (@FOX23) September 15, 2021The fall trapped people on the second or third floor, KOKI reported. “While my team and I were in Atoka, Oklahoma yesterday checking out an old historical building, a staircase collapsed,” McEntire said in a statement obtained Wednesday by Us Weekly. She was touring the building for an upcoming project, although further details were not immediately available.wftv.com
Amazon to stream Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022
Amazon-ACM Awards FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards is making the streaming switch to Amazon Prime Video, the first time the streaming service has exclusively aired an awards show. In the announcement on Thursday, the ACMs move from CBS, which previously announced that it would be airing the Country Music Television awards show next year. The West Coast-based Academy of Country Music has held an awards show since 1966. “We’re excited to continue to expand our content offerings for Prime Video customers by being the exclusive home for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022 and honoring the best in country music,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios, in a statement.wftv.com
‘It’s not fun’: Reba McEntire, boyfriend contract breakthrough COVID-19 cases
Reba McEntire, Rex Linn contract breakthrough COVID-19 infections Rex Linn, left, and Reba McEntire, right, attend the 54th Annual CMA Awards at Music City Center on Nov. 11, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. McEntire confirmed Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, that she and Linn both contracted breakthrough COVID-19 infections after being vaccinated, and she urged her fans to remain vigilant regarding the virus. “I just want to say one thing: This has been a hard year, and it’s getting rougher again ... You guys, please stay safe. Reba McEntire Says She and Boyfriend Rex Linn Caught COVID Despite Being Vaccinated: 'Stay Safe' https://t.co/rgRrAQRLwW — Matthew Herper (@matthewherper) August 7, 2021“It’s not fun to get this. “We were both vaccinated and we still got it, so stay safe, stay home and be protected the best you can.”The couple’s infections are called “breakthrough” cases because they were contracted despite having been fully vaccinated, CNN reported.wftv.com
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
ACM Awards show returns to Nashville venues in April
FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville in April for a second time to hold its awards show at three different venues. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville for a second time to hold its awards show at three different venues. The awards show, which is normally held in Las Vegas in April, used the same Nashville locations when the coronavirus pandemic delayed their show to last September. The show was held in Nashville for the first time last year without a live audience.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Oslin, who hit it big with the 1987 hit 80s Ladies and won three Grammy awards, has died. Oslin, who hit it big with the 1987 hit “80′s Ladies” and won three Grammy awards, has died. Her albums “80′s Ladies” and “This Woman” both sold more than 1 million copies. Oslin had one of the most soulful voices in Country Music and was a strong influence for women with her hit ‘80’s Ladies,'" said Sarah Trahern, CEO of the Country Music Association. Always outspoken, she said in a 1990 Associated Press interview that country music was not necessarily her favorite genre.
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. The film premieres Friday on Hulu. (Hulu via AP)
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. (Hulu via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— When Greta Thunberg began protesting outside Swedish Parliament two years ago, it only took days for director Nathan Grossman to start trailing her in her mission to prod government leaders on the climate crisis. “I Am Greta,” which premieres Friday on Hulu, documents the enormous movement fueled by Thunberg’s one-person school strike, and a few very surreal years for the Swedish teenager. — After releasing two chart-topping albums in 2017, superstar country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton is back with a new collection of songs coming out Friday.
Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs
FILE - Eric Church performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 28, 2017. Church will perform at this year's CMA Awards in Nashville. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November. The country music awards show promised that the genre’s biggest stars will be together in one room again for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak started. Lambert, the leading nominee with seven nods including entertainer of the year, will perform “Settling Down" from her album of the year nominated record ”Wildcard."
Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker take over as CMA Awards hosts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country stars Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are promising laughs and good music when they co-host this year's CMA Awards in November. McEntire, a Country Music Hall of Famer and veteran host of country music awards shows, returns after hosting last year with Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton. Pride was the first Black country artist to co-host the awards show, in 1975 with Glen Campbell. And to be here 14 years later hosting with Reba freaking McEntire? Although the pandemic may change some behind-the-scenes production, McEntire promised she would keep up her awards show tradition of multiple outfit changes throughout the broadcast.
Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Lynyrd Skynyrd to headline Florida Strawberry Festival
Published: November 14, 2019, 10:51 am Updated: November 18, 2019, 8:23 amThere are 11 days of strawberries and music coming to Florida. The 85th annual Florida Strawberry Festival announced its 2020 concert lineup which includes country-music favorites Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sara Evans, Josh Turner, Eli Young Band and more. Floridians can head to Plant City to enjoy their fair share of strawberries and live music from Feb. 27 to March 8, 2020Festival-goers can get their hands on fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry shortcake milkshakes, strawberry coated nuts, chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry pie and cheesecake, strawberry pizza and more. Concert tickets are additional. The Oak Ridge Boys7:30 p.m. Rascal FlattsFriday, February 283:30 p.m. Tommy James & The Shondells7:30 p.m. Michael RaySaturday, February 293:30 p.m.
CMA's replace host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire
(CNN) - The CMA awards are switching things up this year, replacing host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The change comes after 11 years of Paisley hosting, along with Carrie Underwood, who will return this year as part of the combination of hosts. Paisley said he is excited to watch the show with Parton and McEntire on stage. "As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can't wait to watch," wrote Paisley, who retweeted the CMAs' announcement Monday. Last year, the Country Music Awards took a ratings dive, so ABC was up for some show changes.