Bryan will join Shelton as co-host of ACM Awards

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Luke Bryan is joining Blake Shelton to co-host the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The academy said in a Tuesday news release this year's show will be April 7 and Brad Paisley will host the ACM Fan Jam, a satellite event held simultaneously with the awards show.

Bryan will replace Reba McEntire. She served as host for more than a decade before stepping aside to concentrate on her sitcom, "Malibu Country."

Shelton is a judge on NBC's "The Voice" and began sharing hosting duties with McEntire two years ago. This will be Bryan's first time hosting a live event.

The 48th annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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