Vegas Goes Country for ACM Weekend

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Las Vegas is preparing for the arrival of country's biggest stars this weekend, but the 46th Annual Academy of Country Awards have already began to take over Sin City.
 
Reba, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, The Gatlin Brothers and "Country Strong" are just some of the names that were given pre-show ACM winners. 
 
Co-host Reba McEntire was given the Career Achievement Award, while Taylor Swift was awarded the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world. 
 
Garth Brooks and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers have been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre, and "Country Strong" was chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Award, an award given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.
 
The Academy also announced R&B superstar Rihanna will perform with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles during the ACM Fan Jam.
 
The ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.