Country Music’s Party of the Year will mark reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan’s fourth consecutive turn hosting the awards, and Bentley’s first time hosting a LIVE televised event.
“When we found ourselves searching for a new co-host I didn’t have to look much further than my own circle of friends so Dierks was a natural choice,” said Bryan. “We have a lot of fun together and I know the fans will be in for something special.”
“I think everyone knows Luke is the guy you call when you want to have a good time,” said Bentley. “If we have half as much fun hosting together as we do backstage, it’s going to be a great night.”
As previously announced, the Academy will host the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival featuring headliners Carrie Underwood on Friday, April 1st, Dierks Bentley on Saturday, April 2nd and Kenny Chesney on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the new Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Additional performer announcements will be made soon and fans can go to www.ACMPartyForaCause.com for more information. The Academy will announce its full schedule of The Week Vegas Goes Country® events soon.
For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com. Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com. ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on discounted room rates at MGM Grand, based on availability.
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards will be returning to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.