Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley Tour Vegas Before 2017 ACM Awards Monologue
In showing photos of themselves getting sawed in half by David Copperfield, fishing in the Bellagio fountain and snuggling in hoops backstage at Cirque du Soleil, the pair teased country stars like Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire and especially Keith Urban. Bryan played sad when he was told only Australians could be a part of the male review Thunder from Down Under. The camera turned to Urban, who looked nervous before Bentley said:
“(If you're) ready to hang up the start and strap on the chaps, they’re ready for you.”
They went on to say they raided Rhett's closet before a wild, alcohol-fueled disco night that ended with Bentley drawing on Bryan's face with a Sharpie. Prior to the show, both men said they were going to take aim at a few stars, but hadn't decided who could take it. Rhett — the ACM Song of the Year winner — didn't seem to mind. By far this was the best ACM Awards monologue the two have come up with. Last year was their first as a co-hosting duo, and prior to that Blake Shelton joined Bryan onstage to intro the show.
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