Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley Share The Secret To Hosting An Awards Show
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Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley Share The Secret To Hosting An Awards Show


WELCOME BACK. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LADIES AND
GENTLEMEN, YOU ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT TONIGHT. BECAUSE JOINING ME ARE TWO
COUNTRY STARS WHO BETWEEN THEM HAVE 32 NUMBER ONE HITS. PLEASE WELCOME DIERKS BENTLEY
AND LUKE BRYAN. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING BACK.>>GOOD TO BE BACK. MY FIRST TIME COUPLE TIME EVER.>>Stephen: EVER ON A SHOW?>>MY MOM IS FREAKING OUT RIGHT
NOW. SHE ALWAYS WANTED ME TO GET
COUCH TIME.>>OTHER THAN A PSYCHIATRIST.>>Stephen: THAT’S NOT TOO
BAD, EITHER. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT. YOU GUYS ARE HOSTING THE
“ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” THIS SUNDAY ON CBS. YOU GUYS HAVE BOTH HOSTED
BEFORE, RIGHT?>>YEAH, THIS IS– IT WILL BE
LUKE’S FIFTH TIME, MY SECOND TIME. HE’S KIND OF THE VETERAN
TEACHING ME THE ROPES.>>THE OLD GIPPER.>>Stephen: I’M HOSTING THE
EMMIES IN SEPTEMBER. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ME? SHOULD I DO SOME COUNTRY MUSIC?>>DRINKING WORKS.>>Stephen: DRINKING?>>BEFOREHAND.>>Stephen: DO YOU HAVE A BAR.>>BEHIND THE STAGE–
>>WE BUILD A BAR.>>WHERE ALL THIS IS, RIGHT BACK
THERE FOR US IS A FULL BAR. WE THINK WE SOUND GREAT.>>Stephen: I’M GOING TO
WATCH.>>WE ENCOURAGE THE AUDIENCE TO
DRINK, TOO. THAT MEANS THAT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THAT’S NICE. THAT’S NICE.>>IF THEY DRINK ENOUGH THEY
FORGET IT, AND EVERYONE BLACKS UP ON THE AND IT’S A GOOD TIME.>>IT’S “OH, THIS WAS GREAT. GREAT SHOW!”
>>Stephen: THE ROAD TO THE “ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
AWARDS” GOES THROUGH THIS STAGE RIGHT NOW. THESE ARE PAST GUESTS ON THE
SHOW NOMINATED. CASEY MUSGRAVE, MARIN MORRIS,
MIRANDA LAMBERT, LADY ANTEBELLUM, AND DIERKS BENTLEY,
FEATURING L. KING FOR DIFFERENT GIRLS. LUKE, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE YOU ON
TONIGHT. YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO PERFORM
TONIGHT, RIGHT?>>WHAT’S AMAZING IS WHEN WE
WERE WALKING UP THE STAIRS TO COME UP, I WAS LIKE, GOSH,
THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF COOL PEOPLE COME UP THESE STAIRS.>>Stephen: WE ASKED THE
HISTORIAN HERE ABOUT THIS STAGE AND RIGHT AROUND THIS SPOT IS
WHERE ELVIS PERFORMED.>>WOW.>>Stephen: RIGHT HERE. BACK IN THE DAY.>>THAT’S YOUR DREAM
COLLABORATION.>>LIVING OR DEAD, I CHOOSE
ELFGLIS TAKE EITHER ONE.>>WHICH IS A WEIRD THING TO ASK
SOMEBODY.>>Stephen: WHETHER YOU COULD
PERFORM WITH THEM GAE DEAD?>>YEAH, PEOPLE ARE LIKE,”LIVING
OR DEAD, WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PERFORM WITH?”
IT’S KIND OF WEIRD, BUT I ALWAYS SAY ELVIS, WHICH IS KIND OF
WEIRD TOO,.>>Stephen: I WOULD GO WITH
JESUS.>>THAT WOULD BE A GOOD ONE.>>Stephen: ONE THING I WOULD
LIKE YOU TO EXPLAIN TO ME IS THAT PERFORMING AT THE, AGAIN,
THE “ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWADZ” ARE THE BACKSTREET BOYS.>>THEY’RE NOT THE BACKSTREET
BOYS ANYMORE. THEY’RE GOING COUNTRY. THEY’RE CALLED THE BACKROAD
BOYS. WE’RE TAKING THEM INTO THE
COUNTRY FOLD.>>Stephen: WHAT IS– WHY ARE
THEY THERE?>>THE BACKSTREET BOYS PUP KNOW,
LUKE IS A DIEDZ HARD FAN. DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT–
>>WELL…>>I’M JUST MESSING. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE IS DOING
SOMETHING WITH THEM. AND WE’RE BRINGING EVERYONE INTO
THE FOLD. JON AND THE BOYS, IF THEY WANT
TO COME PLAY.>>Stephen: WELL, YOU GUYS ARE
PLAYING WITH JON AND THE BAND TONIGHT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WE’VE GOT TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK, BUT BEFORE WE
GO, WHAT IS IT YOU’RE PERFORMING.>>WE’RE DOING A HAGGARD SONG. WE LOVE MERLE HAGGARD.>>Stephen: WHY MERLE?>>WE LOST HIM LAST YEAR. HE IS SUCH– IN COUNTRY MUSIC,
SPEAK OF THE BACKSTREET BOYS, HAGGARD WAS SUCH A DIVERSE– HIS
SOUND WAS SO DIVERSE. A LOT OF SAXOPHONES IN HIS MUSIC
AND HORNED INSTRUMENTS SO WE’RE GOING TO COMBINE OUR THING WITH
Y’ALL, WITH THESE GUYS, AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>Stephen: ALL RIGHT.>>LET’S DO IT.>>Stephen: ALL RIGHT
THE A.C.M. AWARDS ARE THIS SUNDAY ON CBS. WE’LL BE BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE
FROM LUKE BRYAN AND DIERKS BENTLEY! STICK AROUND.

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