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Blake Shelton Out on ACMs: Will Dierks Bentley Replace Him?

Posted December 14th, 2015 @ 4:55pm

All good things must come to an end.

Blake Shelton will not return to co-host the ACM Awards with fellow funny man Luke Bryan in 2016, Entertainment Tonight has revealed.

But as a door closes for The Voice coach, a window may be opening for Dierks Bentley. 

In an exclusive ET clip, a bartender, who happens to sound a lot like Dierks, is heard off-camera answering to Luke, who pulls up a barstool and dreams up his ideal ACM Awards co-host.

“I’ll tell ya what I really need,” he tells the mystery bartender, “a new co-host for the ACM Awards. Somebody that loves country music, somebody that I’m a little better lookin’ than—kinda like last year. [Somebody] who wants to dance, sing, party in Vegas. There’s gotta be somebody out there.”

Will the somebody be Dierks?

The new co-host will be announced Tuesday (12/14) at

Blake co-hosted the ACM Awards with Luke from 2013-2015 and with Reba McEntire from 2011-2012.

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