Dierks Bentley was at a seminar in Nashville yesterday, when he casually mentioned that he and Luke Bryan are NOT hosting this year's ACMs.
He said it on stage as a photo of them hosting flashed on the screen. He blurted out, quote, "That's over. We got fired. Is that not common knowledge?" It wasn't. Word spread quickly, so the ACMs had to confirm it. Although they didn't say why.
Who will host the ACM's?
They added that this year's "host information" will be announced in two or three weeks. Dierks and Luke co-hosted the past two years, and Luke did it with Blake Shelton from 2013 through 2015.