Reba McEntire Signs With Given Music Publishing

Country icon REBA MCENTIRE has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with GIVEN MUSIC PUBLISHING (GMP). It is a professional reunion for MCENTIRE and GMP Founding Partner CINDY OWEN; MCENTIRE gave OWEN her start in the music industry when OWEN was in her teens, and OWEN later became MCENTIRE’s VP/Creative Services for 15 years. “Signing REBA to GIVEN is for sure a full-circle moment for me,” said OWEN. “One of my greatest blessings is having had a front row seat for all these years to watch her blaze new trails and become the icon she is. Her work ethic, talent, and determination are unmatched and examples to us all. REBA has always made evident her lifelong passion for songs, songwriters, and the songwriting community. We at GIVEN look forward to being a part of her team as she continues to expand new horizons in entertainment and create opportunities for herself and other songwriters.”

Presenting Your 2018 ACM Award Nominees:

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The Academy of Country Music announced today the host and nominations for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Multimedia superstar and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Chris Stapleton Leads with 8 Nominations; Thomas Rhett Receives 6 NominationsKeith Urban and Songwriter Shane McAnally Each Receive 5 Nominations; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris Each Receive 4 Nominations;Sam Hunt, Little Big Town and Midland Each Receive 3 Nominations;Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Receive First Nomination as Vocal Duo  [bctt tweet=”Just announced! 53rd @ACMawards Nominations Revealed plus @Reba Returns to Host LIVE from Las Vegas @MGMGrand April 15 at 8pm on #CBS!” username=”My_CountryMusic”] ENCINO, CA (March 1, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the host and nominations for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Multimedia superstar and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. This year’s show will mark Reba’s fifteenth time hosting the ceremony, last appearing in 2012 with Blake Shelton. In addition to surprising audiences with the news that she will return to host, Reba appeared live today on “CBS This Morning” to announce this year’s ACM Award nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year, as well as nominees for Song of the Year on Facebook LIVE. “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell announced additional nominees on ETonline.com. Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations in five categories, including his first nod for Entertainer of the Year. Stapleton is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, and twice, as both artist and producer, in both the Album of the Year and Single Record of the Year categories; he received the Album of the Year nod for From a Room: Volume 1, and the Single Record of the Year nod for “Broken Halos.” He is also nominated twice, both as artist and songwriter, in the Song of The Year category for “Whiskey and You.” Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, Thomas Rhett earned six nominations, including his second in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Rhett is also nominated twice, as an artist and producer, for both Album of The Year for Life Changes and Vocal Event of the Year for “Craving You” (featuring Maren Morris). Lastly, he is nominated for his first Music Video of the Year award for “Marry Me,” along with director TK McKamy and producer Dan Atchison. Keith Urban earned five nominations including his eighth nod for Entertainer of the Year Continue reading

Reba McEntire | Living Legend

Reba McEntire | Living Legend | Country Music News

Timeless, familiar and fierce are all things we think of when Reba McEntire comes to mind, and that’s why we’ve chosen her to be the first in our series of living legends.   Hi, my name’s Shauna, but a lot of you know me better as “WhiskeyChick“. I’m one of the head writers for country music news blog and country music on tour, and today I want to talk to you about Reba, the queen of country music, and certainly the queen of Oklahoma, which is where we’re based. My first pick for one of our Top 12 2018 Living Legends in Country Music. I can’t remember a time in my life where Reba McEntire wasn’t the motherly voice I heard in the back of my head when struggling with a heartbreak or making a tough decision, or just looking for a little more inner strength. She’s always led her career with a fierceness and a fire that so many of today’s stars seem to think is a given. No matter what project Reba takes on, she does it with a certain amount of relatable sass. One of the things I find most impressive about Reba though, is the fact that she is not afraid to take on sensitive subjects or controversial topics. She finds a way to take a story that is very hard to tell, and make it feel as personal to you as if had happened to you. The ability to convey that level of emotion, and that level of heartache, and that level of anger in a three-minute track is something that so few are blessed with. And that’s why she is one of our top picks for the 2018 Living Legends. If you want to read more about Reba McEntire give us a visit over at  CountryMusicNewsBlog.com If you want to catch Reba McEntire live, come check us out at CountryMusicOnTour.com Again, my name’s WhiskeyChick, and thanks for watching!

Reba McEntire to Host CMA Country Christmas

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It looks like Reba is taking the reigns when it comes time to ring in that holiday spirit. Jennifer Nettles is stepping down and Reba is stepping up to host the annual CMA Country Christmas special. The program will be taped in Nashville, TN at the Grand Ole Opry House on November 14th, and then later brodacast on November 27th on ABC. REBA MCENTIRE will host the eighth annual “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS” program, to be taped on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th at the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE in NASHVILLE. The show will then air as a two-hour holiday special MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27th at 8p (ET) on ABC-TV.

Reba McEntire’s Country Music Class Launches Today on MasterClass

In her first ever online class, she breaks down one of her greatest hits, “Fancy,” and shares what it takes to create a sustainable career in country music. McEntire’s MasterClass covers storytelling, connecting to an audience, singing, performance, vocal warm up, song selection, brand building and the business side of the industry. Reba McEntire’s MasterClass is available now at www.masterclass.com/reba To learn more about MasterClass go to www.masterclass.com View/Download: Reba McEntire’s official MasterClass trailer: here About MasterClass: Launched by David Rogier and Aaron Rasmussen in 2015, MasterClass provides online classes from world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best. Each class offers a unique learning experience which includes video lessons from the instructor, interactive exercises, course materials, peer interaction, and more. All classes are available online for individual purchase at www.masterclass.com for $90 each. MasterClass’ current roster of courses includes Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Serena Williams (tennis), James Patterson (writing), Dustin Hoffman (acting), Werner Herzog (filmmaking), and Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting). Most recently, the company announced pre-enrollment for Deadmau5 (music production) and today announced Hans Zimmer (music composition).

Reba McEntire, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Larry Gatlin, Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings Added To The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson Lineup

MUSIC STARS REBA McENTIRE, ALISON KRAUSS, BUDDY MILLER, LARRY GATLIN, JESSI COLTER, SHOOTER JENNINGS ADDED TO POWERHOUSE LINEUP FOR THE LIFE & SONGS OF KRIS KRISTOFFERSON THESE ARTISTS JOIN THE ALL-STAR LINEUP OF PERFORMERS INCLUDING LADY ANTEBELLUM, DIERKS BENTLEY, RYAN BINGHAM, ROSANNE CASH, ERIC CHURCH, EMMYLOU HARRIS, JACK INGRAM, JAMEY JOHNSON, TOBY KEITH, MARTINA McBRIDE, WILLIE NELSON, JENNIFER NETTLES, DARIUS RUCKER, HANK WILLIAMS JR., AND LEE ANN WOMACK ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CONCERT EVENT TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE FINAL BLOCK OF GREAT SEATS NOW AVAILABLE VIA TICKETMASTER.COM NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Tuesday, March 8, 2016) – Music stars Reba McEntire, Alison K rauss, Buddy Miller, Larry Gatlin, Jessi Colter, and Shooter Jennings have been added to the all-star lineup of The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson on Wednesday, March 16, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The all-star concert event taping will pay tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter and actor with performances by Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, < strong>Jack Ingram, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr., and Lee Ann Womack. Kristofferson will take the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the evening. A final block of great seats is now available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Bridgestone Arena box office. Citi is the official credit card of The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson. Proceeds from a range of charity initiatives will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, the official charity partner of the show. For more information, visit http://songsofkristofferson.com/charitybuzz. The T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry’s largest foundation, funds innovative medical researc h focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. For more information, visit www.TJMartell.org. Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is considered a true poet who helped modernize the genre with songs such as “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me and&n bsp;Bobby McGee” and “Lovin’ Her Was Easier.” These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest that we adopted them as our own. They are the songs of a life led unlike any other: An All-American athlete, Golden Gloves boxer, Army Ranger, helicopter pilot, singer-songwriter, social activist, humanitarian and movie star. Keith Wortman is creator and executive producer of the show. Grammy Award-winner Don Was will serve as music director and will lead an all-star band that includes featured artist and Grammy Award-winner Buddy Miller backing the performers at this incomparable concert event taping. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music and digital). FOR ALL SHOW DETAILS AND THE OFFICIAL CONCERT EVENT WEBSITE, PLEASE VISIT: songsofkristofferson.com #songsofkristofferson About Kris Kristofferson: Kristofferson is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. Continue reading

Malibu Country Premieres November 2

Malibu Country Creator Talks About Inspiration For The Show. ABC‘s new TV show, Malibu Country, premieres this Friday, November 2. The show will star one of country music’s leading ladies, Reba McEntire. Dave Stewart, the creator of the show, recently spoke in an interview about his inspiration for the show and this is what he had to say… “My mind moves in mysterious ways! I became fascinated with Nashville after my first real stay there a few years ago when I got back to Los Angeles. I went with a few friends to Malibu to my friend [songwriter] Glen Ballard’s house and for some reason insisted we all wear country outfits, cowboy hats, etc.. I made a little film too and put some music to it and then I started to invent a world where the two places collide. I then got a guy who worked at my management company to come up with some logos and started to kick around the story in my head. I came up with the idea that a very messy and public divorce happens in Nashville between two country stars and the female moves as far away as she can to Malibu with her feisty mother, her kids, etc. I then proceeded to write the story and synopsis with my in-house writer at my company [Weapons Of Mass Entertainment] Dave Harris. Once we had that finished, I took the whole concept in a special box with story treatment, character breakdown, music, even hat and t-shirt in a wooden box to the late legendary producer Laura Ziskin and showed her. She immediately loved it and we became partners to pitch the project.” Stewart and McEntire wrote a song in the pilot episode called “The New Me.” Be sure to watch the premier on Friday and tell us what you think!

Reba McEntire Retires From Hosting The ACMs

Reba Will No Longer Host The Academy Of Country Music Awards. Reba McEntire has announced that she will no longer host the Academy of Country Music Awards. She has “passed the torch to Blake,” who she has co-hosted with for the last two years. Before that Reba ran the show solo starting in 1999. Although this is sad news, it is good to hear she is confident that Shelton can get the job done! However, the two did make fans chuckle with their back and forth comedy on the previous years. I have to wonder if she is too busy with her new show Malibu Country or if she just feels it is time to step down? Whatever the case may be, we still love her! Here’s to Reba, a very classy lady!

Reba McEntire On Who Do You Think You Are

Reba Was Featured On Last Week’s Episode Of “Who Do You Think You Are?” Reba McEntire was featured on the March 2 episode of NBC’s series “Who Do You Think You Are?” This show takes famous people (athletes, actors, musicians, etc.) and shows them a whole other side of themselves that they didn’t know existed. A slew of well-known figures in society have taken part in this ancestral adventure including Tim McGraw, Lisa Kudrow, Emmitt Smith, Ashley Judd, Kim Cattrall, Spike Lee, Steve Buscemi and now Reba! During her experience, Reba travels all over searching for answers to her family history. “I want to know where we came from. I want to know what makes me tick. Why am I like I am? I would love to go back, as far back as possible. I am very interested in knowing who the first of my ancestors were to step on the United States of America.” -Reba These are questions that everyone would love answered and Reba was lucky enough to get the chance to try! Here is the entire episode. If you missed it, then here you go. If you already saw it, no hurt in watching it again!