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Dierks Bentley Replaces Blake Shelton as Luke Bryan's ACM Awards Co-Host -- See the Hilarious Announcement!

by Sophie Schillaci 8:37 AM PST, December 15, 2015
Playing Dierks Bentley Replaces Blake Shelton as Luke Bryan's ACM Awards Co-Host -- See the Hilarious Announcement!

Luke Bryan has found his new partner in crime!

The "Home Alone Tonight" singer has recruited the hilarious Dierks Bentley to fill Blake Shelton's Academy of Country Music Awards co-host shoes after the latter stepped down from his usual role. Bryan and Shelton have co-hosted the ceremony together since 2013.

See Bryan and Bentley's incredible video reveal, featuring Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" and Hot Country Knights alter egos, in the player above!

WATCH: Video Evidence That Dierks Bentley Is Just the Best 

The 51st annual ACM Awards return to Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, airing live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

"I think everyone knows Luke is the guy you call when you want to have a good time," Bentley said in a press release on Tuesday. "If we have half as much fun hosting together as we do backstage, it's going to be a great night."

(Need proof? Just press play on the duo's blooper reel below.)

Last year, for the ACMs' milestone 50th anniversary celebration, ET was with country music's hottest stars at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. From Bentley and Bryan to Reba and Miranda Lambert, see all the interviews here!

WATCH: Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton's Pre-Show Ritual: We Drink a Little Vodka 

Here's hoping Doug Douglasson aka Big Rhythm Doug makes an appearance at this year's ceremony! Re-live one of Bentley's Hot Country Knights '90s tribute performances in the video below!

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