Reba Cries During Acceptance Speech For “Artist Of A Lifetime”

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Crowned as the CMT Artist Of A Lifetime, the one and only Reba McEntire was honored in a bevy of ways throughout the night – and one of those was through both Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt performing some of her biggest hits!

And as the recipient of such an honor, surrounded by a sea of people she has known for some time now, Reba absolutely was thrilled to give her acceptance speech.

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No, this wasn’t one of those things that she memorized and had rolling through a teleprompter – it was real, raw, and straight from the heart.

Vince Gill, who presented the award to her, stood by her side just a few feet away while she delivered one of the most impactful and faith-filled speeches of the evening.

She brought something to the stage that many might not expect or agree with: God. “And we could all do with a little more God in our lives.” 

Acknowledging Thomas Rhett for saying a prayer on stage in front of hundreds – and on television – Reba expressed her deep appreciation for his commitment to his faith and willingness to share it so openly.

Thomas said a prayer in honor of Kane Brown’s recently-passed drummer who was killed in an automobile accident earlier this week.

And in defense of Thomas’ choice – Reba looked straight at the cameras and said “That better have made the cut.”

Reba is truly the voice of a generation.

Watch her beautiful speech below. And let us know if you think this world could do with a little more God, too.

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