Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift Among Off-Camera ACM Award Winners
Reba was bestowed with the Career Achievement Award, which is presented to an individual, duo or group that advances the popularity and acceptance of the genre through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year. Basically, Reba makes country music look good -- and she was honored for being a country music cheerleader and being one of the faces of the genre.
The Jim Reeves International Award was given to Swift, who was noted for her "outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world" -- which, in layman’s terms, means that Swift is also doing her part to promote the genre on a global scale.
Brooks, along with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, took home the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award for honoring pioneers in country music.
'Country Strong' was recognized with the Tex Ritter Award as the movie that received major exposure and featured country music. Look for the DVD on April 12 if you missed the theatrical run.
Congrats to McEntire, Swift, Brooks and the producers behind 'Country Strong,' as well as all the other off-camera winners, for their achievements.
The ACMs air on April 3 at 8PM ET from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tune in to see who wins and who will perform!