The country music star pulled the prank on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ahead of the CMA Awards.
No women were nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, even though artists such as Kacey Musgraves often top the charts.
While honorees and guests fielded the expected questions about Trump’s absence, the show proved it could resonate quite well without him there.
Everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Mark Wahlberg to Dolly Parton memorialized the actor on social media.
This year’s honorees also include a quartet of music icons: singers and actresses Cher and Reba McEntire, and composers Philip Glass and Wayne Shorter.
Cumulus and Big Machine are launching a talent competition search with Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Jay DeMarcus.
If it was Reba's call, it sounds like the couple would still be married.