News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search
Stock Summary
Dow17619.5123.16
Nasdaq4986.8728.4
S&P 5002063.115.47
AEP52.970.17
Comcast60.140.16
GE26.57-0.07
N/AN/AN/A
LNC59.220.57
Navistar22.630.48
Raytheon95.68-0.24
SDI20.715-0.645
Verizon46.61-0.16

Luke Bryan to join Blake Shelton as ACM co-host

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 5:38 pm

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

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

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

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

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