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Luke is taking a break from his sold-out “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” dates to get prepared for his co-hosting role on the upcoming ACM Awards Show. He reveals that when he was first asked to host the show he was overwhelmed by the idea and the responsibilities that would come with that gig.
“I said, ‘I just don’t know if I’m ready for something like that.’ I just felt like it was so, it was a little early in my career,” says Luke. “I think I had said, ‘I kinda just want to enjoy being at the show for a few years,’ because it’s still new to me being at the show and performing, and so I just wasn’t ready to leapfrog.”
Luke says about a month later he was contacted again about the job: “…they said, ‘You may have misunderstood us, but it’s gonna be you and Blake together.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m in.’ That’s a no-brainer.”
Judging from the ACM Awards Show promos and interviews with Luke and Blake this pair as co-host should be quite entertaining to watch. The only trouble might come from the categories that the two are competing against each other in. Both Blake and Luke are nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. If one of the co-hosts wins in either of those categories, there could be trouble on the ACM Awards Show.
The 48th Annual ACM Awards Show will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 starting at 7 p.m. central time on the CBS Television Network.
You can watch one of the promo videos for the ACM Awards Show and an interview with the two co-hosts about the show below.
When Luke wraps up his duties in Las Vegas, he will be heading back out on the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” which includes a stop in Peoria, Illinois Thursday, June 13th. Tickets for the concert at the Peoria Civic Center go on sale Friday, April 5th. You can get all the ticket details HERE.
B104 will be giving you a chance to “Win ‘Em Before You Can Buy ‘Em” for the Luke Bryan concert all next week. Make sure to listen to Justice and Faith in the Morning at 8:10 a.m. Monday (4/1) through Friday (4/5) for your chance to win your tickets!
We will also give you the opportunity at a pre-sale for the Luke Bryan “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” in Peoria, Illinois. B104 Insiders will get an email with all the details for the pre-sale. If you are not a B104 Insider member, you can sign up for free HERE.
By: Buck Stevens