Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Out as ACM Awards Co-Hosts
Bentley and Bryan have shared co-hosting duties for two straight years, with Bryan hosting the show three times alongside Blake Shelton prior to that. It's not clear who will be filling in as 2018 hosts, or if Bryan may be hosting by himself or with another co-host.
"We did two years, I love Luke to death, he's one of my favorite people. It's hard not to have fun with Luke," Bentley said during the speech. "The ACMs were great, we had so much fun doing it. The ACMs have been so good to me."
The 2018 ACM Awards are on April 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show returns to the MGM after one year at the new T-Mobile Arena. Last year Jason Aldean was the bigger winner picking up his second Entertainer of the Year award.
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Typically the ACM Awards nominees are announced in early-to-mid-February, with details like performers, presenters and hosts coming in the following weeks. This year's ACM Awards are two weeks later than in 2017. The show figures to include a tribute to Route 91 Harvest Festival victims. The shooting took place in October near the ACM Awards venue.
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