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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Host Reba McEntire speaks onstage during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Reba McEntire never disappoints and tonight she shined as she hosted the 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards live from Las Vegas.

Gracing the cover of People magazine this week, Reba had the crowd rolling with her one-liners in the opening monologue where she sang the revised Elvis classic, “Reba’s…Las Vegas.”

She then told the crowd that she didn’t get tired of hosting the ACM’s in her sixteenth year of hosting say, “I haven’t been tired in 53 years. I’m a woman in the music business and I don’t have time for tired, now let’s get this show started before I have to take a nap.”

Reba also joked about the cold weather in Vegas a few weeks back saying “It got so cold they froze us women out of Entertainer of the Year category.”

Reba announced that Maren Morris was celebrating a birthday next week, quipping “I’m not saying Maren is young but the party is at Chuckie Cheese”

She couldn’t resist poking fun of Chris Stapleton saying that he’s so country he refers to George Strait as a “That city slicker.”

Reba saw Blake Shelton in the crowd next to Gwen Stefani. Blake stood with his own mic asking if she needed help hosting which he has in the past, she said no and he said, “Forget you,┬áReba.”

Reba also looked amazing in her outfits which includes sparkles and a velvet purple suit.

-Nancy Brooks