Last week, Reba McEntire made history by hosting the American Country Music Awards for a record-breaking 17th time, capturing much of the evening’s attention.

The iconic singer emceed the ceremony in Frisco, Texas, a role she’s performed many times before, including in 2019 and as recently as last year.

At 69, Reba demonstrated her expertise, and her opening monologue showcased her impeccable hosting skills once again. Fans watching from home praised her performance and her red carpet-outfit.

Reports detail that McEntire walked the red carpet in a black sequined blazer paired with flared trousers by Roberto Cavalli, featuring a lace pattern. She completed her glamorous look with turquoise jewelry, including a necklace and chandelier earrings.

Reba’s outfit drew a flood of comments online. Known for performing the “Star Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl, she remains a beloved figure.

“Absolutely stunning as usual, Reba,” one person wrote.

Another added: “You are amazing at what you do. But it’s also important to mention how amazing you look.“

“She is one gorgeous woman,” said a third.

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Impressed by more than just her appearance, people also praised her natural flair for hosting. This year’s event marked the 17th time McEntire has hosted the ACM Awards, with her affiliation dating back over 40 years to when she received her first award.

Reba joked about her long-standing connection with the ACMs, remarking that Jelly Roll used to be the name of an after-school snack, and that she used to take a stagecoach to school, referencing her extensive history in country music.

Fans were quick to express their admiration for Reba’s hosting skills.

“Having Reba host this year’s show is like having your favorite aunt come over for dinner,” one fan wrote on X. “She’s so sweet & you love to hear from her.”

Another noted that the star “is just an absolutely incredible entertainer, country music is lucky to have her.”

“It’s always a good time and a party,” a fourth added.

A fifth called McEntire “the ultimate host.”