Darius Rucker & Reba McEntire Hosting Country’s Biggest Night!
The Nashville queen, 65, and the pop-turned-country star, 54, will host the Nov. 11 CMA Awards at 8 p.m. on ABC.
What will it be like to perform a live show at a pandemic? McENTIRE Different. We’re likely to have round tables where the nominees and performers will soon be sitting.
Nobody’s likely to take any shortcuts on keeping every- body as safe as you can.
RUCKER I like the notion of doing this in a way where people can accept their awards and play live… and not be break- ing any social-distancing rules. How well did you know each other earlier this?
RUCKER We have known each other for years.
We’re buddies! Reba’s real. And we both enjoy practical jokes.
Can you have a favorite CMAs memory? I dedicated it to Mama–she’d been my No. 1 cheerleader.
Which are you really looking forward to most?
RUCKER Acting in front of an audience. That is not the cherry on top; that’s like the gold scatter that is rare.