Reba McEntire to Return to CMT Awards Stage for First Time in Ten Years

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Reba McEntire is returning to the CMT Awards stage on Wednesday night for the first time in ten years. She and Darius Rucker were just announced as additions to the night's performance lineup.

A whole slew of country music greats will both perform and present during the evening, but not many have the longevity and popularity in the country music world as that of Reba McEntire.

The 2015 CMT Awards will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Erin Andrews of Fox Sports and Dancing With the Stars fame, along with Pitch Perfect 2's Brittany Snow will serve as co-hosts for the event.

In addition to Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker--he will perform outside the arena--other acts at Wednesday night's CMT Awards include Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and Sam Hunt. Lady Antebellum take the stage, too, alongside DJ-producer Zedd for a very special country-EDM mashup.

CMT Awards presenters include Arnold Schwarzenegger (not a name many associate with country music--but ok), Billy Ray Cyrus, Cole Swindell, David Spade, and Hunter Hayes.

Carrie Underwood is leader of the CMT Awards pack, with five nominations.

It's uncertain what Reba McEntire will sing, but it's also quite likely that fans don't care. Just seeing her perform on the CMT Awards stage is more than enough--for those in the audience as well as viewers at home.

Will you tune in to the CMT Awards on Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m. ET to see Reba McEntire and a big lineup of other country music performers, nominees, and award recipients?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.