CW Exclusive: Reba Among ACM Honorees

Country Weekly has learned that country superstars Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood will be honored by the Academy of Country Music at Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country, which will be taped on Monday, April 4, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and which will later air on CBS. Additional honorees and participating talent for the special tribute concert are forthcoming.

The women will be honored for the special achievements in their careers.

Miranda will be recognized for being the only female artist in the Academy’s history to ever win Album of the Year twice. First for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2007 and again for Revolution in 2009.

Martina will be recognized by ACM Lifting Lives for her dedication to raising social consciousness through songs such as “Independence Day” and “Concrete Angel,” which raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage female empowerment. She has won Top Female Vocalist three times, in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Martina by ANDREW SOUTHAM/SONY BMG; Carrie by JOHN RUSSELL/CMS; Miranda by RANDEE ST. NICHOLAS/FRONT PAGE PUBLICITY; Reba by MARC BAPTISTE/UMG; Jennifer by DANA TYNAN/UMG

Meanwhile, Jennifer will be recognized for being only one of two female artists in the Academy’s history to ever solo write and perform the Song of the Year, in 2007, with “Stay.”

Reba will be recognized for winning Top Female Vocalist more times than any other artist in the Academy’s history—an impressive seven times.

Carrie will be recognized for being the only female artist in the Academy’s history to ever win Entertainer of the Year twice, first in 2008 and again in 2009.

Tickets for Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country are on sale now at Ticketmaster and are priced at $200, $150 and $100. Ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.

For more information on Girls’ Night Out or the ACM Awards, visit acmcountry.com.

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