The Academy of Country Music Awards is one of the biggest nights for country music. The award show has been fortunate enough to have one of country's so-called, "heavy hitter," as it's host since 1999 - Reba McEntire. The country music superstar, who hosted the awards show solo from 1999 to 2010, before sharing the stage with Blake Shelton for the past two years, says it is time for her to move on.

Here's what Reba told Country Weekly Magazine about her decision:

"[I've] passed the torch to Blake," the 57-year-old tells Country Weekly magazine. "I'm a huge Blake Shelton fan."

Well it looks like Miranda Lambert's hubby will flying solo, unless they find a replacement for Reba. Of course you can't really replace Reba McEntire - right?

Anyway, it looks like Blake has some fans. According to,  four-time CMA host, Brad Paisley, who has shared the hosting role  with Carrie Underwood since 2008,  thinks Blake  probably has a permanent gig!

Reba may not be hosting the ACM Awards, but she has her calendar filled to the brim. Reba will kick off a new TV show, "Malibu Country",  this fall, along with Lily Tomlin and Sara Rue. The show debuts November, 2 at 7:30 PM CT on ABC.

Check out this sneak peek of Reba talking about her new show "Malibu Country"