CULTURE Female country stars being overlooked at ACMs

CULTURE

Female country stars being overlooked at ACMs

AP

23:13, April 07, 2019

Kacey Musgraves made history when she won the 2019 Grammy for album of the year, but there's one award she won't win: entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

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In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Kacey Musgraves, winner of the awards for best country album for "Golden Hour", best country song for "Space Cowboy", best country solo performance for "Butterflies" and album of the year for "Golden Hour" poses in the press room at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo: AP)

That's because no women are nominated for the show's top award Sunday. Instead, men make up the nominees exclusively with Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.

Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, said it is disappointing that a female act isn't in contention for the coveted ACM award.

McEntire says women in country music are working hard but "they're being overlooked right now."

Musgraves' critically acclaimed "Golden Hour" also won best country album at the Grammys in February.

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