Singer Luke Bryan is set to co-host the ACM Awards in April, which will be his first time hosting the event, as he replaces the outgoing Reba. Reba has presented the awards dozens of times,, so Luke certainly has big shoes to fill. However, he will be co-hosting with Blake Shelton, who has hosted the previous two ACM Awards, so will be able to help Luke through it.
Bryan explained, "Blake and I, we’re gonna start spending some time on the phone and talking stuff out. At the end of the day, whatever the writers write, Blake and I will have to say it, but we’ll certainly have a lot of input to do funny things. There’s not much time, but there’s enough time to where we can brainstorm and put something together."
He added, "You just have to prepare and make sure you’re ready for what’s fixin’ to happen. That’s the main thing with me is that by the time I prepare, I’m not going to let myself go out there and be unsure of anything. Just go out there and make the most of it and be comfortable, and that’s how you’ve got to roll with it. I’m excited for the opportunity, and I think it’s very, very endearing of the ACMs to have trusted me to come in there behind Reba and fill in, and hopefully, do a great job."
The ACM Awards are set to take place on April 7 and will be aired live on CBS.