Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan Return As 2014 ACM Awards Hosts
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. The official ACM Twitter revealed the news about the return of the two stars (dubbed BLUKE), who first co-hosted the event this past spring. An official date for the ACM Awards show in 2014, however, is still TBD.
ACM Awards (@ACMawards) September 11, 2013
Last year wasn’t the first time Shelton has served as co-host of the award show, either. In 2011 and 2012, Shelton joined Reba McEntire on the stage for the evening. Bryan, however, took the ACM stage as co-host for the first time this year. The evening turned out to be a memorable one for him for other reasons, too, 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.”
Read highlights from the 2013 ceremony, and watch Radio.com‘s Inside ACM Entertainer of the Year video profile on Luke Bryan below.