Reba McEntire Announces ‘I’m Back!’ in Hilarious 2018 ACM Awards Promo [WATCH]
Country superstar Reba McEntire is no stranger to comedy; most recently, her spot as a singing Col. Sanders in a KFC ad showcased the singer's comedic prowess. In advance of her hosting gig at the 2018 ACM Awards, a new promo for the awards ceremony shows McEntire announcing herself in a variety of inflections -- and, as to be expected, hilarity ensues.
Readers can press play above to watch the clip. The promo, which debuted on Monday (March 19) on ET, features the 2018 host announcing her return to the ACMs in angry, sad and inquisitive styles ... and even in French!
All jokes aside, McEntire tells ET that she can't wait to return to the stage to host the show: "It's really exciting," the singer says. "I love live television. So, to be able to know the ins and outs and who's doing what and be there for rehearsals ... it's just fun."
McEntire She first hosted the show in 1986, with Mac Davis and John Schneider, and then returned in 1988, that time with Hank Williams Jr. as her co-host. In 1993, McEntire co-hosted the ACM Awards with Randy Owen and George Strait, and she and Alan Jackson co-hosted the ceremony in 1995. McEntire finally hosted the ACM Awards solo for the first time in 1999, and then every year from 2001 through 2010. She and Blake Shelton co-hosted the ceremony in 2011 and 2012, before McEntire bowed out to make room for Luke Bryan as Shelton's co-host.
Additionally, McEntire has taken home 16 ACM Awards of her own throughout the course of her career.
"Any time you win an award, it just means kind of that everybody likes what you're doing," she explains. "Everybody wants to be loved and accepted, and I'm no exception to that."
The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 15, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest ACMs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.
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