Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley To Co-Host 2016 Academy Of Country Music Awards

The 51st annual event will air live on Sun., Apr. 3, 2016, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas
Posted on Dec 15, 2015 | 09:00am
Kick up your heels and get ready for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, which is set to broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016 at 8/7c.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will be your co-hosts for the biggest night in country music. 

This will mark the fourth year that Bryan, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, has taken on co-hosting duties. (Last year, he stood alongside Blake Shelton.) It will be Bentley's first time as a ringleader for the show.

"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."


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"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."

Lucky for fans, the party actually starts with the "4th ACM Party For A Cause® Festival," which is a three-day country-fried fest that features headliners Carrie Underwood on Friday, Apr. 1, Bentley on Sat., Apr. 2, and Kenny Chesney on Sun., Apr. 3. The fun—and philanthropy—will be held at the new Las Vegas Festival Grounds. 

That's not all, though. More performers will be announced soon, in addition to the Academy's full schedule of "The Week Vegas Goes Country®." 

Stay tuned for more information about the 2016 ACMs, which will broadcast live on Sunday, Apr. 3 at 8/7c on CBS.