Reba McEntire Steps Down From ACM Awards – Keith Urban Named New Host

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It may be February, but it’s already time to start thinking about the ACM Awards!

Known as one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the country music industry, the 2020 ACM Awards will air on CBS at 8PM EST on April 5. The ceremony will be held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the past two years, the ceremony was hosted by country music superstar Reba McEntire. She previously served as a host in prior years.

Prior to Thursday (February 27), no one had any idea if McEntire would return to reprise her role as the ACM Awards‘ host. But finally, the ACM took to its various social media profiles to name the host of the 2020 ceremony.

Surprisingly, the ACM announced McEntire is not returning to host the ACM Awards this year. Instead, she is being replaced by a brand-new host, and that host is none other than Keith Urban!

The ACM announced the news by sharing a video Urban posted. In the video, he spoke about the release of his new song, “God Whispered Your Name,” and also shared he’d be the new host of the ACM Awards!

So looking forward to it,” Urban said in his video.

The ACM also announced the news with a post of its own. “And your host for this year’s Country Music’s Party of the Year is…@KeithUrban,” the ACM wrote on Twitter.

Although we’re sad to see McEntire step down as host, we’re excited to see what Urban can do at the helm of the show.

Urban should definitely study McEntire’s past monologues, because they sure were entertaining! Check out one of those monologues in the video below.

What do y’all think about the ACM’s announcement? How do you think Urban will do as the new host? We wish him the best of luck!