Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley named ACM Awards hosts

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS: Luke Bryan performs on the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live in Las Vegas, airing Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Mark Davis/FOX ©2010 FOX BROADCASTING
AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS: Luke Bryan performs on the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live in Las Vegas, airing Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Mark Davis/FOX ©2010 FOX BROADCASTING

Luke Bryan will return for the fourth time to co-host the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2016, alongside Dierks Bentley, who will be co-hosting for the first time.

Bryan, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. The show will be broadcast live April 3 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

"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 in a statement. "We have a lot of fun together and I know the fans will be in for something special."

Last year, Bryan and Blake Shelton were co-hosts.


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