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Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley to Host Academy of Country Music Awards

CBS is broadcasting ceremony live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3

Luke Bryan and his buddy Dierks Bentley are co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards this year, the duo announced on Tuesday.

“When we found ourselves searching for a new co-host, I didn’t have to look much further than my own circle of friends, so Dierks was a natural choice,” Bryan said. “We have a lot of fun together, and I know the fans will be in for something special.”

The ceremony, dubbed Country Music’s Party of the Year, will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Apr. 3.

Bryan, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, takes the stage to host for the fourth consecutive year, which will also mark Bentley’s first time hosting a live televised event.

“I think everyone knows Luke is the guy you call when you want to have a good time,” Bentley added. “If we have half as much fun hosting together as we do backstage, it’s going to be a great night.”