CMT has announced that country music icon Reba McEntire will be honored with the “Artist of a Lifetime” award at this year’s “CMT Artists of the Year” event. The 10th annual celebration will air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm ET/PT. Reba will join the illustrious ranks alongside previous “Lifetime” recipients, including Loretta Lynn (2018), Shania Twain (2016), Kenny Rogers (2015), and Merle Haggard (2014).
“I have loved entertaining people since I was a little girl and after being in the music business more than 40 years, I’m still having so much fun! For CMT to recognize me as the ‘Artist of A Lifetime’ is pretty special,” shared Reba.
This year marks a significant milestone for the “CMT Artists of the Year” special as it celebrates the decade-long anniversary of the live music franchise. The 90-minute event will pay tribute to the five “Artists of the Year” who collectively ruled the last 12 months in country music. This year’s honorees include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett, and will feature surprise musical pairings and guests.
Reba has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member has won 16 ACM, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice, 6 CMA, 3 Grammys, GMA Dove Awards and 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. Celebrating legendary women in Country Music, she will join Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood to host the 53rd Annual CMA Awards November 13 at 8/7c live on the ABC Television Network.