2017 ACM Awards: 10 Best, Worst and WTF Moments

From co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley's opening monologue to a bro country/boy band mash-up

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Best: Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley's Opening Monologue Stays in Vegas
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Best: Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley's Opening Monologue Stays in Vegas

Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley have a hokey chemistry that makes many of their bro-country dad joke stylings yield more LOLs than they honestly deserve. That said, the ACMs opening monologue – a guided slide show of the pair’s wild and crazy night out in Sin City the night before – was a reminder of why what happens in Vegas should indeed stay there. Team Bryantley went fishin' in the Fountains of Bellagio, got sawed in half by an ostensibly tipsy David Copperfield, became leotard-clad honorary Cirque du Soleil cast members, got blackout drunk and dressed in Thomas Rhett cosplay at MGM Grand hotspot Hakkasan, and even posed oiled up and shirtless with the hot bods from male revue Thunder From Down Under. Despite a chuckle-worthy line or two, the bit mostly served as a reminder for why the world definitely doesn’t need another Hangover sequel. A.G.

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