By: Greg Sacidor

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley say it’s “game on” for Sunday’s (April 2) ACM Awards.

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On Sunday, the Academy of Country Music will celebrate the 52nd ACM Awards and this year Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will serve as hosts for the evening.

“I’m excited to come back for my fifth year as a co-host” Bryan told Billboard. “Dierks is a blast and we have been working on ideas for months. It’s game on!”

While Bryan may be a seasoned veteran when it comes to hosting, Bentley is still relatively new. This year will mark only the second time the “Different For Girls” artist is host.

“Last year I was the rookie and really didn’t know what to expect” Bentley said. “From start to finish, being part of the creative conversations from the monologue to my performance makes the whole experience something I look that much more forward to this year.”

“The show was loose and a lot of fun with Luke’ he added. “I definitely want to carry that into this year.”

Related: Keith Urban Leads The Way With Seven ACM Award Nominations

Along with their hosting duties, both Bryan and Bentley will also perform during the awards show. As for the awards themselves, Bryan has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year, while Bentley has been nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

The 52nd ACM Awards will air live Sunday, April 2 only on CBS3.


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