Luke Bryan Shines in Gold Suit at 2019 ACM Awards, Jokes Blake Shelton Won't Return His Calls (Exclusive)

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Luke Bryan stole the spotlight at this year's ACM Awards, rocking a gold tuxedo and having a seriously fun night.

The country superstar looked like he took a page out the fashion playbook of his American Idol co-star, Katy Perry, but couldn't stop beaming as he color-coordinated with his lovely wife, Caroline Boyer.

The cute couple looked like a million dollars as they sat in the star-studded audience and had a great time checking out the night's bombastic performances and chatting with the slew of fellow country artists.

Caroline Boyer and Luke Bryan the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7
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It's not a huge surprise that Bryan was having the time of his life at the show. After all, it's been a big year for the "What Makes You Country" singer, who earlier this year earned his 22nd No. 1 single on the country charts.

In fact, the impressive accomplishment was even mentioned in Reba McEntire's hilarious monologue, when the country star jokingly slipped in a reference to the feat with his very own cue card, which he held in the audience while rocking a ball cap with the number 22.

Later in the show, Bryan changed out of his golden duds and into a more country-music-appropriate black leather jacket and black T-shirt with jeans when he took to the stage to perform his new single, "Knockin' Boots."

Luke Bryan performs at the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7
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Bryan has never shied away from poking fun at himself, and his sense of humor was on full display at this year's show, especially while chatting with ET's Nancy O'Dell on the red carpet outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

First, Bryan dished on the not-so-subtle meaning behind his single, "Knockin' Boots," which he said is about "the furtherment of humanity."

"It’s what makes things happen. So we’ll see some of you guys back here in nine months and you’ll be pregnant," Bryan joked.

He also opened up about McEntire hosting the show for the 16th time, and Bryan admitted that she's just the best you could hope for when it comes to emceeing the ceremony.

"Reba, she’s born to do this," Bryan said. "The first year I hosted, I almost hyperventilated, and I had a doctor out here ready to do a Xanax shot in my butt if I started to have a panic attack. But I got through. Reba, she’s the coolest customer on the planet. She’s the best."

When Bryan hosted the show in 2014, he got some help from his pal, Blake Shelton. However, the singer joked that he and his longtime bestie might be on the rocks these days.

"Blake [doesn't] return my calls. He doesn’t talk to me anymore," Bryan deadpanned. "I’m putting in all the work, I’m the one, and I’m not getting [anything back]."

"I mean, he gets me on TV, you know, he helped me get on Idol, pulled his television strings, and now he won’t call me anymore," Bryan added.

While the singer says their friendship "is done," it's not the first time the close pals have pretended to be antagonistic. But when you've been through everything they have together, it's unlikely they'll ever actually be over each other.

For more on Bryan and Shelton's famous friendship, check out the video below.

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