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Tonight in Nashville, Reba McEntire will be honored by Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. with the Country Radio Broadcasters Career Achievement Award during the annual Country Music DJ Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Reba will be the sixth artist to receive the award, sharing the honor with Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, Sonny James, Loretta Lynn and Buck Owens.
The award is given to an artist or group that has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership.
"I realize that nothing I do now Ã¢ÂÂ the TV show, the Broadway show, the international touring Ã¢ÂÂ would be possible without the support I received and continue to receive from country radio," said Reba in an interview. "I am honored to receive this recognition from my friends at CRB, and I am humbled to be included in the company of the great broadcasters who comprise the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame."
Also on hand during the festivities will be Sara Evans and Trisha Yearwood, who will perform a tribute to Reba. Says Sara: "I have nothing but respect and admiration for Reba Ã¢ÂÂ for the strides she has made for women in the music industry, and for the wonderful person she is. I'm proud to call Reba my friend."