Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley No Longer Hosting ACM Awards

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Country music artists Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will not be co-hosting the upcoming 2018 ACM Awards! More on the surprising news here.

While participating in a Q&A session during Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar on Monday, country star Dierks Bentley shared that he and Luke Bryan will not be co-hosting the 2018 ACM Awards in April.

As a photo of Dierks and Luke together at the ACMs was displayed on the screen, Dierks stated, “That’s over… We got fired. Is that not common knowledge?” Bentley’s manager then confirmed the news to Billboard. “We won’t be back. We did it two years, and I love him to death. He’s one of my favorite people. I love the time we got to spend together. We had a lot of fun, obviously. It’s hard not to have fun with Luke. The ACMs are great. I had so much fun doing it. The ACMs have been so good to me.”

While Bentley did spill the beans, he didn’t offer an explanation as to why he and Bryan would not be returning. The pair co-hosted the ACM Awards together in 2016 and 2017. As fans well know, Bentley replaced Bryan’s former co-host, Blake Shelton, with whom Bryan had hosted the show since 2013. No word yet on who will be replacing Dierks and Luke for the event which will take place on April 15th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Though the two stars will no longer have ACM Awards responsibilities, they are certainly busy country entertainers. Dierks is about to release his album The Mountain and go on his headlining Mountain High Tour in May while Luke is undertaking American Idol duties while also preparing to spend much of the year on tour. View Luke’s full tour schedule below!

What Makes You Country XL Tour Schedule 

May 31 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
June 3 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
June 16 – Cincinati, OH – Great American Ball Park
June 23 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
June 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
July 5 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
July 6 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
July 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
July 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
August 4 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
August 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
September 1 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
September 2 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
October 13 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium
October 26 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field

What Makes You Country Tour Dates (First Leg)

2/16 Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
2/17 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
2/18  Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
2/22 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
2/23  Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
2/24 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
3/9  Lafayette, LA – Cajundome
3/10 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

What Makes You Country Tour Dates (Second Leg)

4/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
6/14 Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center
6/21 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/22 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
6/28 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
6/29 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
8/2 Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
8/17 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
8/18 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/19 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/24 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/26 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9/8 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
9/13 Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Barnett Arena
9/14 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena
9/20 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center
9/21 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

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