Bryan and buddy Blake Shelton have together hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards since 2013, but all good things must come to an end. Shelton will not be back to trade quips with Bryan at the 2016 ceremony.
So what's a country superstar to do? For now, drink a beer.
In ET's exclusive sneak peek, Bryan sits alone on a barstool while dreaming up his ideal ACM Awards co-host. "I'll tell ya what I really need," he tells a 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."
Who would you like to see co-host the 2016 ACM Awards with Bryan? Hit the comments with your picks, and check back in with ETonline on Tuesday for the big reveal!
Bryan couldn't help ribbing his longtime pal Shelton in a recent interview with ET, while both stars were being honored at CMT's Artists of the Year celebration.
"You better stop me or it'll be a 30-minute roast session," he teased with a laugh. "I'm just glad Blake fit it in his time to come back to Nashville and see some people that he knows. He's ignored three of my phone calls today."
Of course, he also managed to sneak in some jokes about Shelton's new relationship – all in good fun, of course! See what he said in the video below.