LOS ANGELES – Reba McEntire is returning to the ACM awards’ stage as host for the sixteenth time, but the country star had one caveat before she signed back on this year.
Speaking to Fox News, the “Does He Love You” singer revealed that the show, which takes place on Sunday in Las Vegas, needed to be politics-free for her to give the gig a green light.
“When they asked me if I would host the ACMs, I said I will, but I want you to know right now no politics,” she told us. “This is not what we’re in here for.”
“We’re in here to honor the folks who have worked so hard all year long on their craft and their songs — we’re promoting them,” McEntire continued. “Not politics.”
With no politics in sight, McEntire, 64, couldn’t be more excited to return to Las Vegas and helm one of country music’s biggest nights.
“I love the ACM awards because they bring a little bit of Hollywood in with the country,” she gushed. “Nashville and Hollywood meet in Las Vegas — and it’s a fun show. Everybody leaves their homes. It’s not in Nashville. It’s not in Los Angeles. We come to Vegas to have a really good time, and Vegas is a wonderful place to have that.
“Everybody gathers in Vegas,” McEntire, who noted that the city is like her “second home” thanks to a residency with Brooks & Dunn, added. “We rehearse. We’ll go out and have dinner or lunch and just get to hang out — it’s like a family reunion.”
As someone who has won 16 ACM awards, including taking home the coveted Entertainer of the Year honor…