• NEWS AND NOTES: Shania Twain, Luke Bryan, Chrissy Metz, Reba McEntire

    Shania Twain is among the newest inductees to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, alongside Steve Wariner, Gary Nicholson, David Malloy and Hillary Lindsey.  They will be officially inducted during the 52nd annual Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at Music City Center on October 30th.

     

    Luke Bryan was featured on ABC’s Nightline program on Tuesday night (August 2nd). He talked about his career, ups and downs in his family life and how he keeps his energy up every day.

     

    Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) is about to embark on a tour next week. She’s set to kick off the City Winery trek beginning August 9th in Washington, D.C., followed by shows in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago and Atlanta, before wrapping in Nashville on September 1st.

     

     

     

    Reba McEntire just voiced an ominous new promo for the new season of ABC’s Big Sky. It was announced recently that she’ll be joining the cast of the show this year. Look for the new season to premiere September 21st.

     

  • REBA MCENTIRE ANNOUNCES FALL ARENA TOUR, REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT.

    Reba McEntire has announced a fall arena tour REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT, set to kick off October 13 in Lafayette, LA. With 35 No. 1 hits under her belt, the award-winning entertainer will deliver hit after hit during her “entertaining and flawlessly executed” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) live show. Presented by Live Nation, the 17-city tour will feature special guest Terri Clark across all shows.

    “I can’t wait to see everyone out on the road again this fall,” said Reba. “We had so much fun in the spring and I’m ready to get back out there with my buddy Terri Clark!”

     

    Tickets for REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10 AM local time. Reba fans can access a special fan presale starting Tuesday, July 12 at 10 AM local time by signing up for Reba’s email list here. Fans must be signed up by 11:59 PM CT on Monday, July 11 in order to receive the presale code. The presale code will be emailed out on Tuesday morning prior to the presale.

    Citi is the official card of the REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday at 10am local time until Thursday at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

    USA Today exclusively announced the tour earlier today HERE.

    For tickets and additional information, visit: Reba.com.

    REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT, 2022 Dates
    October 13 – Lafayette, LA – CAJUNDOME
    October 14 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
    October 15 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
    October 20 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
    October 21 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    October 22 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
    October 28 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
    October 29 – Corpus Christi, TX – AmericanBank Center
    November 3 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
    November 4 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    November 5 –  Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
    November 10 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
    November 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
    November 12 – Savannah, GA- Enmarket Arena
    November 17 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
    November 18 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
    November 19 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena

    Reba’s special CD & DVD pairing, MY CHAINS ARE GONE, which features Reba performing some of the most beloved hymns of all time is available now.

    Reba recently announced Reba McEntire’s The Hammer, a Lifetime movie starring and executive produced by the superstar. She is also set to join the ABC series “Big Sky” as a regular for its forthcoming third season.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Parker McCollum, Travis Denning, Kacey Musgraves

    Reba McEntire will star in the new Lifetime movie, “The Hammer,” along with boyfriend Rex Linn (CSI: Miami, Better Call Saul) and her Reba show co-star and close friend, Melissa Peterman. Reba also serves as executive producer on the film, which is inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge Kim Wanker. This is not the only place you’ll be able to catch the country superstar on the small screen. She’s also joining the of the ABC series, Big Sky, this coming season.

    Parker McCollum sold out three nights in a row at the Whitewater Amphitheatre in New Braunsfels, Texas recently. He said it was “absolutely electric every night. My favorite venue in the world.”

     

    Travis Denning releases a new song, “Buy A Girl A Drink,” on Friday (July 8th). He says he “fell in love with this song the moment we wrote it. So much of me and (fiancee) Madison’s story is in it, and I know so many others are in it as well.”

    Kacey Musgraves recently performed the Elvis cover “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (from The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS) at Hampton Court Palace in England as part of her star-crossed tour.

     

     

  • FOURTH OF JULY LINERS 2022

    Audio / LINER AJ (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Alan Jackson, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (4th of July)

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    “Hey guys! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Bros Osborne (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! I’m John, and I’m TJ, and we are Brothers Osborne, wish you a very Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Fourth of July)

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    “Hi! This is Carrie Underwood wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Independence Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman. Happy Independence Day, y’all.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Independence Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. Happy Independence Day, everybody!”

     

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! This is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Darius (4th of July)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very, very happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Darius (Happy Birthday, America)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker. Happy Birthday, America!”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (4th of July)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy and safe Fourth of July.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (4th of July)

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    “Hey this is Eric Church, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (4th of July)

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    “Hi, it’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (summer)

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    Hey everybody, Keith Urban here, wanting to wish you all a fantastic and safe summer. Enjoy the sunshine. Hopefully, you’ll get to spend some time with the ones you love, and hopefully, we’ll also get to see you out on the road.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all. This is Kylie Morgan, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (4th of July)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (4th of July) 2

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    “Hey y’all, this is Luke Bryan, celebrating the land of the free, the home of the brave and country music.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody. I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a Happy and safe Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey, it’s Priscilla Block, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! It’s Travis Denning, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Tyler Hubbard, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

     

  • FATHER’S DAY LINERS 2022

    Audio / LINER Alan Jackson (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey, I’m Alan Jackson, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey, I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman. For all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. For all you Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Gary Allan, and I want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Happy Father’s Day)

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    “Jon Pardi here. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Father’s Day) beer

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    “Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, wishing all the fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you,  Senior.  Insert beer can opening sample (sound effect). (laughs)

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Josh Turner, and I just want to wish all you father’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everyone! It’s Keith Urban, wishing all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan. Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Little Big Town, wishing all you father’s a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing all the Fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you, Dad.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie and I’m Tae, wishing all you fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey Everybody, I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Priscilla Block. For all you fathers – Happy Father’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire, wishing all you dads a Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt. To all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day, Diamond Dave.”

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Father's Day) 1

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard. Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Vince Gill (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! It’s Vince, and I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Wish mine was still around.”

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt

    Reba McEntire has joined the cast of ABC’s Big Sky as a series regular for Season 3. She’ll star as Sunny Brick, the matriarch of the Brick family, described as a “successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers.”


    Little Big Town
    are among the artists joining Wynonna as she embarks on The Judds final tour solo this fall after the unexpected and tragic death of her mother Naomi. Martina McBride (originally on the bill), along with Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Ashley McBryde and Brandi Carlile will also hit the road with Wy.

    Luke Bryan  and Chris Stapleton honored the legendary Lionel Richie during the star-studded PBS special, Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Luke, seated at a piano, performed “Lady,” which was written by Lionel for the late Kenny Rogers. Chris performed “Say You, Say Me.”

    Taylor Swift gave the commencement speech to the class of 2022 at New York University this week, and she was awarded a doctorate degree, as well.

    Sam Hunt will join acclaimed hit songwriter and founder of Big Loud Records and Big Loud Shirt, Craig Wiseman, for the 2022 Second Harvest benefit concert presented by American Airlines. Stars for Second Harvest will be held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:30pm. Country singer-songwriters ERNEST and Ben Burgess will also perform.

  • REBA McENTIRE WILL PUBLISH A LIFESTYLE BOOK FOR RELEASE NEXT YEAR.

    Global superstar Reba McEntire has joined forces with Harper Celebrate, a gift book imprint of HarperCollins Focus, for a forthcoming lifestyle book for release in the fall of 2023. The full-color book will feature personal stories, food and cocktail recipes, and lifestyle tips that range from hosting to packing a suitcase. Each chapter will be centered on a theme from her iconic songs including grit, family legacy, being curious, and prioritizing the things that matter most.

    Reba remarked, “I’m so excited to partner with the Harper Celebrate team to create my first lifestyle book where I will share stories, behind the scenes photos, some of my favorite recipes and life lessons I’ve learned over the years. I know my fans are going to love it!”

    “Reba is universally beloved for her talent, humor, and unapologetic authenticity,” said Michael Aulisio, vice president and publisher, Harper Celebrate. “This book will offer readers a seat at Reba’s table as she shares her hard-earned wisdom on what it means to live a good life. And let me assure you, there will be a lot of fun had along the way.”

    She previously co-wrote a 1994 memoir titled Reba: My Story with Tom Carter and also authored a second biography, Comfort From a Country Quilt, in 1999. In February, she released her latest album My Chains Are Gone, a collection of classic hymns and gospel songs.

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton

    Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Tuesday (April 5th). He, along with musicians Keb’Mo, Bobby Bare and Connie Smith, were recognized for their contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville with their own star on the Walk of Fame.

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    Reba McEntire scored her 28th Top 10 album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart as My Chains Are Gone debuts at No. 9.

    Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline, along with NASCAR legend Darryl Waltrip, helped break ground on Williamson Medical Center’s $200 million expansion earlier this week. The project will be the largest renovation to date for the hospital, which has been at its current home on Carothers Parkway since 1986. Luke and Caroline will help raise $50 million dollars via a capital campaign for the reno. Caroline Bryan, who serves as co-chair of the campaign, said her family settled on moving to Franklin when they realized how close their potential new home would be to Williamson Medical Center. “This is where our children were born. This is where their doctors are. This is where my doctors are,” Caroline Bryan tells The Tennessean. “Anything from a routine visit to the ER visits, everybody is just fantastic, and watching this getting ready to expand is so needed. It’s time. It’s exciting.” Luke added, “We get to have a voice to make sure this is the best health care you could ever dream of,” Luke Bryan said.


    Chris Stapleton is one of the headliners for Kentucky’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival taking place September 15th-18th. Also headlining are Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and Jack White. Additional performers include Elle King, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Yola, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and many more. Tickets are now on sale at bourbon.frontgatetickets.com.

     

  • ALAN JACKSON, REBA McENTIRE AND SHANIA TWAIN ARE UP FOR NEW SOCIALLY-VOTED CATEGORY AT THIS YEAR’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

    CMT today introduced an all-new, socially-voted category honoring superstar hitmakers who have cemented their status in music history with classic songs that withstood the test of time, and have found themselves the catalyst of recent social trends as their hits still resonate with fans old and new:  “Trending Comeback Song of the Year.

    Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorite nominees by swiping up on CMT’s Instagram Story through Saturday, April 9th. The winner will be announced across CMT’s social platforms ahead of the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, airing on CBS on Monday, April 11th. 

    The following seven superstar acts are nominated for “Trending Comeback Song of the Year”:

    • Alan Jackson – “Freight Train”
    • Brooks & Dunn – “Neon Moon”
    • Dolly Parton – “9 to 5”
    • Reba – “I’m A Survivor”
    • Sara Evans – “Suds in the Bucket”
    • Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”
    • Taylor Swift – “Love Story”

    Last year, Taylor Swift took home the 2021 socially-voted “Best Family Feature” category for “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version).”

  • GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH REBA McENTIRE AS SHE GOT READY FOR THE OSCARS.

    Reba McEntire takes fans behind-the-scenes of “Getting Ready With ELLE” as she gets glammed up for last week’s Oscars.

    Rocking three custom Dolce & Gabanna dresses paired with her signature glam, she takes on both the red carpet and the Oscar stage. Tune in as she preps for the big night and tells ELLE what she’s looking forward to most.

     

    Check out Reba’s Oscar performance of “Somehow You Do,” which was nominated for Best Original Song.

     

    Prior to last Sunday’s show, Reba said one of the nominated films she saw was the Best Picture winner, CODA. “I love CODA. I thought CODA was good,” says Reba. “There was just something really sweet and precious about that, that the family was death all except the one, the daughter. Not only can she hear, but she can also sing so well. I got to work with Marlee Maitlin before, and I was thrilled for them. It’s a wonderful movie.”

    Audio / Reba McEntire absolutely loved the movie, CODA, which won three Oscars including the night's top honors, Best Picture.

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    “I love CODA. I thought CODA was good. There was just something really sweet and precious about that, that the family was death all except the one, the daughter. Not only can she hear, but she can also sing so well. I got to work with Marlee Maitlin before, and I was thrilled for them. It’s a wonderful movie.”