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You never know what Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are going to say. As it turns out, neither do they. The Academy of Country Music Awards co-hosts are counting on the show’s writer to put words in their mouths. “Blake and I, we’re gonna start spending some time on the phone and talking stuff out,” Bryan told CMT Radio. “At the end of the day, I mean, whatever the writers write, Blake and I will have to say it, but we’ll certainly have a lot of input to do funny things.” I hope that means there will be a strong mix of witty banter and unpredictable spontaneity. The ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on April 7, so if Bryan and Shelton are going to put their heads together, they’d better get going. Bryan has 10 tour stops between now and Vegas, and Shelton has five tour stops and a new album to promote. “There’s not much time, but there’s enough time to where we can brainstorm and put something together,” Bryan promised.