It’s Up to Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley to Create a Vegas Vibe

No Pressure, Though

There are only 10 days left until the Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas.

And co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley know exactly how important that setting is for the show.

“I think the Vegas factor is always very important for the whole vibe of the show. The fans are coming out here, and you can just feel it in the room that everybody is excited to be in Vegas,” Bryan said in an interview in the ACM’s Tempo magazine.

“It feels like a party, and I think it’s kind of up to Dierks and me to create that vibe on stage — create it for the artists in the room and certainly for the fans in the room at home,” he said.

Bentley must agree, because he agreed to this gig with Bryan for the second year in a row.

One of the reasons he said yes again was because, he explains, it is something totally different for him.

“I think that’s why I kind of took on the challenge of doing this with Luke–that it is a challenge,” Bentley said. “It makes you respect everyone who’s ever done it before.”

The ACM Awards air live on April 2.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.