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About Academy of Country Music Awards

Superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year, broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3, 2016 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. As the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, this will be Bryan’s fourth consecutive turn hosting the Awards, while Bentley marks his first time hosting a live televised event. 

“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."

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