The Academy of Country Music Awards aired on April 6 and Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton were the best ACM hosts ever, keeping the audience in the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in stitches.
This isn’t the first time that Blake Shelton has hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards — not only did he host alongside Luke Bryan in 2013, but he also hosted in 2012 and 2011 alongside Reba. Blake and Luke are old hands at this particular hosting gig, and it shows. Read on for more of why we think that Blake and Luke are the best ACMs hosts ever!
Academy Of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan And Blake Shelton Were The Best Hosts Ever
Like Ellen DeGeneres hosting the Oscars, it always helps when an awards show host is coming into the gig with some prior knowledge of what to expect, and how to please the crowd. Blake and Luke definitely know how to play to their audience, and they don’t take themselves too seriously.
While some jokes may have gone over the heads of the casual viewer who may not listen to country (and if that’s the case, wow, you tuned into the wrong show), #Bluke definitely played into their demo with jokes about trucks and hunting. What’s more country than that?
It was also great that Miranda Lambert was such a good sport — many of their best jokes involved making fun of Blake’s sexual prowess (or lack thereof).
Luke Bryan And Blake Shelton Diss Justin Bieber
And we loved when Blake and Luke took a selfie in an attempt to rival Ellen’s legendary Oscars selfie! Hey, it may not break any records, but the country world needs their own awards show selfie, too!
Not only were they great hosts, but they were hustlers! Blake and Luke performed live a number of times in between their hosting duties — who can boast that kind of talent, not to mention energy? I can barely summon the energy to go grocery shopping.
Furthermore, while they caught some flack for dissing Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Britney Spears, you could tell that it was all in good fun — and you have to admit, they were kind of saying what we were all thinking!
All we have to say is that we are crossing our fingers that Luke and Bryan will be back to host the ACMs next year!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Best hosts ever? Do you hope to see them host next year, too? Let us know!
— William Earl