If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return in 2014 to co-host the ACM Awards for the second time. Dubbed, BLUKE, the official ACM Twitter revealed the news. An official date for the show in 2014 is still TBD.
Last year wasn’t the first time Shelton co-hosted the award show, either. In 2011, Shelton joined Reba McEntire on the stage for the evening. Bryan, however, took the ACM stage as co-host for the first time last year and the evening was a memorable one for him, as he also won the coveted Entertainer of the Year award.
As he took the stage to accept the trophy, he worked hard to hold back tears. But at the same time, he was genuinely thrilled, grinning from ear to ear.
“I don’t know what to say,” he finally admitted. “Thank you guys so much, fans, for doing this to me. For making my life what it is. What I always wanted to be was just a country singer who got to ride on a tour bus and show up on a stage and play music every night.”
He added: “I swear to God, every time I step on stage it is a blessing to play for fans. [...] Thank you, country radio. This is the defining moment of my life and I will never take it for granted. Thank you for letting me host, too.”
Watch Radio.com‘s Inside ACM Entertainer of the Year on Luke Bryan below.
- Annie Reuter, Radio.com