Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are set to return as hosts of the Academy of Country Music Awards in April. The ACM and CBS revealed the news during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards with a commercial that ran early in the telecast.
This will mark the pair’s second time co-hosting together. Bryan was previously paired with Blake Shelton, who last co-hosted the ACM’s 50th anniversary special from Dallas in 2015.
“The fun part about Vegas is everyone is out here to see the show, but they’re also out there gambling and hitting all the sights,” Bryan told Rolling Stone Country in 2016, just before Bentley’s first experience as co-host.
“In Vegas, everyone lets their hair down a little bit and it’s a little looser,” Bentley said. “You expect to see some different stuff and hear some different stuff. Even the red carpet is different here.”
This year’s ACM nominees will be announced on Thursday, February 16th, by Lady Antebellum on CBS This Morning. The 52nd ACM Awards air live Sunday, April 2nd, on CBS. For the first time, the awards show will be presented at the T-Mobile Arena, which opened on the Las Vegas Strip last April.