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Shelton to co-host ACMs with Reba

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – Blake Shelton will join Reba McEntire in hosting the Academy of Country Music awards show in April.

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be staged at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 on the CBS.

"This is an incredibly special moment for me," said Shelton. "I am humbled that Reba invited me to co-host the ACM Awards with her. She is not only a mentor to me, but a true friend. She continually supports other artists, which is a testament really to her beauty and talent. You will definitely have to tune-in and check it out. With the two of us together on live TV, you never know what we might say."

McEntire has won 12 Academy of Country Music Awards including winning Top Female Vocalist seven times and being awarded the first-ever annual Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her outstanding philanthropic work. This marks Shelton's debut as an award show host as he becomes the 50th host since the inception of the ACM Awards. Shelton was nominated for three ACM Awards and won his first ACM award last year for Vocal Event of the Year for his number one hit single Hillbilly Bone with friend Trace Adkins.

"Last year Reba and Blake read our nominations, and they were just magic together, incredibly funny," said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy. "When Reba suggested inviting Blake to join her, the Academy could not have been more pleased - we know the viewers will be blown away by their comic chemistry."


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