The 65-year-old singer, who hosted the event with fellow singer Darius Rucker, coughed while trying to say something to the audience.
“Excuse me, not a good time to do that is it?” Reba said right after the cough, referencing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the pandemic and the rising number of cases in Tennessee, as well as all over the country, the CMA Awards had a live audience that was socially distanced.
Reba made her red carpet debut with her new boyfriend at the event. Make sure to check out those photos too!
Here’s our full coverage of the awards show.