Luke Bryan And Dierks Bentley Perform Merle Haggard Classic On The Late Show

The hosts of the 52nd ACM Awards made a stop in New York City before hitting Vegas.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley aren't co-hosting the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards until Sunday, April 2 at 8/7c, but they've already gotten the party started.

Before landing in Sin City, the country boys made a pit stop in The Big Apple to rock out a version of the Merle Haggard classic "Ramblin' Fever"—as seen in the video above—on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

While at the Ed Sullivan Theater, Luke and Dierks opened up about Country Music's Party Of The Year®, including a highly anticipated special collaboration between Florida Georgia Line and pop mega-group the Backstreet Boys.

"We're bringing some more people over to country music; we're bringing everyone into the fold," Dierks said.

Luke and Dierks are the most recent of many 52nd ACM Awards nominees to stop by The Late Show, which includes:

- Chris Stapleton
- Kacey Musgraves
- Maren Morris
- Miranda Lambert
- Lady Antebellum
- Rascal Flatts
- Lori McKenna

To see more of your favorite country artists' East Coast performances, watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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