Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan Return as ACM Awards Co-Hosts
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, also known as ‘Bluke,’ are returning for an encore performance. The two superstars have been announced as return hosts for the upcoming 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
The show marks Shelton’s fourth time as a host of the live broadcast. He was joined for the first time by Bryan at the ceremony earlier this year. The evening appears to include a cast of all men, as hit duo Florida Georgia Line have been announced as hosts of the fourth annual ACM Fan Jam, which will air live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center across from the awards ceremony at the MGM Grand Arena.
“A lot of people in our world for years have told us we’re essentially brothers from another mother,” Bryan explains to The Boot of the chemistry he shares with Shelton. “Any time he and I have been around each other, we wind up cracking each other up and drinking too long into the night.”
The 2013 ACM Awards gave Shelton the trophy for Song of the Year (for ‘Over You’), with Bryan taking home the night’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.
More information about the upcoming ACM Awards is expected to be announced shortly, including details about an all-star TV concert special, as well as the second annual ACM Party for a Cause, which raises money for several worthwhile causes.