NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018!

Reba McEntire is taking over as host of the ACM AwardsDierks Bentley and Luke Bryan co-hosted the show for two-years but announced last month that they wouldn’t return this year.  Reba previously hosted the show in 2012 with co-host Blake Shelton.  No word yet on who, if anyone, will be Reba’s co-host.
In addition to announcing her hosting duties, Reba also announced the ACM Awards nominees yesterday.  Chris Stapleton received the most nods with a total of eight, followed by Thomas Rhett with six.  The ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on April 15th!
Dolly Parton is celebrating a milestone with her Imagination Library.  On Tuesday, Dolly donated the 100-millionth book to the Library of Congress.  The book happened to be her own children’s book, “Coat of Many Colors.”  The Imagination Library started in 1995 as a small-time charity that focused on donating books to children in Dolly’s home state of Tennessee.  Since then, it’s grown to a global organization that mails out one-million books each month to kids all over the world.