Lisa Lee, Author: Based in Los Angeles after a decade of living in Nashville, Lisa Lee has been covering country music for more than twenty years. She has written, produced, and corresponded for CMT/MTV Networks and The Nashville Network. Her credits include CMT Insider and TV news specials Sex in Videos: Where’s the Line?, Controversy: Tammy Wynette, and Prism Award–winner Addicted to Addiction. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Lee is currently editor of the Academy’s magazine, ACM Tempo, and manages the ACM video and photo archives, creative direction, and content production. She lives in Los Angeles.
Reba McEntire, Contributor: One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba McEntire has sold over 56 million albums worldwide. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, she has won fifteen American Music Awards, thirteen ACM Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, seven CMA Awards, and two Grammy Awards. Billboard, Country Aircheck, and Mediabase recognized her as the biggest female hit-maker in country music history with sixty-four top ten hits and thirty-five number one hits. She is also an acclaimed actress, having starred in eleven movies, two sitcoms, and the Broadway classic Annie Get Your Gun. She has hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards a record fourteen times. She lives in Los Angeles.