CMA Awards 2020: Reba McEntire Shares Look From First Day of Rehearsals

by Charles Craighill

Earlier today, county music legend Reba McEntire shared a photo from the first day of CMA rehearsals. The Instagram post featured McEntire standing next to a sign with her name on it outside what seemed to be her dressing room.

The post simply stated “Had a great first day of #CMAawards rehearsals! You don’t want to miss Country Music’s Biggest Night this Wednesday at 8/7c on ABC!”

Reba McEntire will be hosting the program with Darius Rucker. The Country Music Association awards will be held on Wednesday, November 11 at 8 pm Eastern Time. As she mentioned in a CMA Instagram post, this year might look a little different. They have not shared what exactly that means, but expect it to be virtual.

Sarah Trahern, the CEO of the CMA, broke the news of McEntire and Rucker on October 5. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Reba and Darius as this year’s CMA Awards hosts,” she said. “Their playful chemistry and genuine warmth are exactly what we know our viewers want to see this year. We look forward to bringing fans a night of celebration, live performances, and a television experience unlike any other. We cannot wait to share more details about our show in the coming weeks.”

Reba McEntire Hosts for the Fifth Time

This is the fifth time Reba McEntire will be hosting the show and the first time for Darius Rucker. Fans have been ecstatic about the announcement. This duo will follow the 2019 hosting team of McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Dolly Parton. Before that, Carrie Underwood hosted the awards with Brad Paisley for eleven straight years.

No matter what this year brings, CMA is excited to share a night of music and laughs with its fans. While it will likely be online, it will be interesting to see how McEntire and Rucker keep it interesting. The team are fan favorites and should have electric chemistry to keep the show fun, warm, and comfortable. Even if it must be from a safe distance.