No Politics Talk During ACM Awards. Reba and Other Country Stars Applauded


Country music stars gathered for the annual ACM Awards, and viewers praised host Reba McEntire for removing politics from their show.

Politics have largely dominated award shows, including the Country Music Awards, and many attendees believe they have an obligation, when given a platform, to advocate for their causes.

However, viewers seemed to enjoy the change of pace the ACM Awards offered and relished the break from politics.

McEntire explained to Us Weekly that it was going to be all about “fun.”

“There’s a lot of political things you can address, stuff going on in the world,” she said. “That’s not our theme; our theme is to have fun…”


According to IJR Red:

Now, McEntire’s lack of political digs didn’t mean she was devoid of taking a stand on behalf of female entertainers everywhere.

During her opening monologue, she noted that she’s following years of great male co-hosts such as Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, and Bryan and Blake Shelton.

“I guess they finally figured out that it only takes one woman to do the job of two men,” she explained, which warranted a standing ovation and a laugh from herself, even.

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