LUKE BRYAN and DIERKS BENTLEY have been announced as the co-hosts of the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on APRIL 3rd.  The Country stars will host the show at the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS, to be televised by CBS at 8p (ET and PT).  BRAYN’s turn will be his fourth consecutive ACM Awards hosting gig; BENTLEY will be hosting his first live televised event.  The show is produced by DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS.

“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,” said BRYAN. “We have a lot of fun together and I know the fans will be in for something special.”

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