Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are set to return Sunday as hosts for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, and they are both thrilled to be back for the star-studded gig.
“I’m excited to come back for my fifth year as a co-host,” Luke tells “Billboard." “Now that Dierks has a year under his belt, maybe he will actually bring something to the table.” Obviously Luke was kidding, and added, “Dierks is a blast, and we have been working on ideas for months. It’s game on!”
Meanwhile, Dierks is feeling a little more comfortable as host the second time around. "Last year I was the rookie and really didn’t know what to expect,” he says. “The show was loose and a lot of fun with Luke. I definitely want to carry that into this year.”
And Dierks is definitely looking forward to returning to Las Vegas for the show. “My favorite part of the ACMs is the environment in Vegas, when all of Nashville comes to town,” he says. “This show is just a total party, and I always look forward to getting out there and seeing everyone.”
The 52nd Annual ACM Awards air live on CBS from the T-Mobile Arena at 8pm ET.