Luke Bryan will be a busy man during the ACM Awards on Sunday. Not only is he serving as co-host alongside Blake Shelton, he’s also up for four awards, including his first-ever nod in the Entertainer of the Year category. Currently headlining his Dirt Road Diaries Tour, he’s still getting used to the idea that he’s selling out shows on a nightly basis.
“That’s where I always dreamed of being as an artist, to have music out there that you love playing every night,” he said. “It’s just a fun three hours for fans, and I never would’ve imagined that they’d have been selling out this quick. It’s like an inner peace that I’ve been searching for as an artist to roll into town, and you know it’s sold-out. There’s no better feeling. It’s the most gratifying experience, really, in the world.”
As for his co-hosting duties, he’s looking forward to the spontaneity and especially to the crowd not knowing what he and Blake have up their sleeves. Of course, they can’t have the whole show be one big party – just most of it.
“We’re going to obviously have to be serious about stuff and it can’t be just a big ole goofy party nonstop, but I know we’re gonna enjoy it,” Luke said. “I know Blake and I are going to work hard to make it a great show, and represent country music, hopefully, in a great way.”
The ACM Awards air live on CBS on April 7 at 8/7c. Before the show, tune in to GAC at 6:30/5:30c to catch all the action live from the red carpet!
GAC is the official media sponsor of Luke’s Dirt Road Diaries Tour. Check out photos, videos and more from the tour in our Dirt Road Diaries Tour section!