The 63-year-old icon wore a red dress she wore in 1993 at the CMA awards.
Back then the dress, which is a turtleneck gown with flared sleeves and a plunging neckline, made headlines for being too risqué.
“I really liked the red dress from the ’90s,” McEntire told People magazine Sunday. “It was like seeing an old friend again. When Sandi Spika made that dress for me, I felt like Cinderella. I wore it to the CMA Awards 25 years ago when singing ‘Does He Love You’ with Linda Davis. Sandi Spika Borchetta, who’d been touring with me and designing my clothes for years, designed it.”
The infamous dress was once exhibited at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and also has its own Wikipedia page.
McEntire also posted on Instagram about the dress.
Sunday marked the 15th time she has hosted the ACM Awards. She first hosted in 1986.