Shocking news about Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan… Dierks was at a seminar in Nashville yesterday, when he casually mentioned that he they are NOT hosting this year's ACMs.
He said it on stage as a photo of them hosting flashed on the screen. He blurted out, "That's over. We got fired. Is that not common knowledge?" Well, It wasn't. Word spread quickly, so the ACMs had to confirm it. Although they didn't say why.
They added that this year's "host information" will be announced in two or three weeks. Dierks and Luke co-hosted the past two years, and Luke did it with Blake Shelton from 2013 through 2015.
Dierks says he has no harsh feelings, "The ACMs have been so good to me." This year's ACMs are going down April 15th in Vegas.
Keith Urban helped make Chris Janson's headlining debut at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium pretty unforgettable last night, inviting him to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. After the two collaborated on John Michael Montgomery’s hit "Sold," Keith spoke about how far Chris has come from playing clubs night after night to headlining his very own show at the Ryman. Keith then recalled how incredible it felt the night he was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry and said it was about time that Chris felt the same and become their family's newest member. Chris then told the crowd, "The Opry is where my heart is. I could probably die if I never got to do anything else."
While Chris’s next Opry appearance is scheduled for February 20, his formal Opry induction will be scheduled for later this spring.
Hillary Scott has revealed the names of her identical twin girls one week after they were born. In a message posted on Instagram yesterday, Hillary said that her two girls, named Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn, were both born weighing 5.5 pounds and measuring 17 inches long. She also said that older sister Eisele has a heart full of love for her little sisters, adding that she's "already such an incredible little helper." The Instagram post included a picture of the little girls napping on their mom nose to nose, which Hillary revealed is one of their favorite places to be.
Chris Young is in full celebration mode this week, his single "Losing Sleep" has officially become the No. 1 song at country radio. What makes this news even more special is that fact that it marks Young's 10th No. 1 as an artist! Chris says, "I'm at a loss for words. This last year has brought so many milestones and now to be celebrating my 10th #1 single at country radio is beyond amazing."
And of course we are still giving away tickets to see him at the rodeo Monday the 12th!