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Reba McEntire hosts ACMs

Thursday, March 22, 2007 – Reba McEntire will return as host of the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards when the show is held May 15 in Las Vegas.

"I am so flattered to be asked to host the Academy of Country Music Awards," said McEntire. "I'm thrilled to be heading back to Las Vegas to help put on the greatest show in country music."

This year's telecast will mark the ninth time McEntire has hosted the event. She has won 11 Academy of Country Music Awards and has 41 nominations total. In 2001 she was awarded the first annual Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her outstanding philanthropic work. In 2003, the Academy of Country Music awarded her the title of "Leading Lady" in recognition of her status as the all-time leading winner in the Top Female Vocalist category with seven wins.

The Academy is comprised of more than 4,500 professional members and more than 40,000 associate members. Dick Clark Productions owns the event.


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