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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to appear next week on "The Talk" to promote ACM Awards

by Brandy McDonnell Published: March 28, 2013

Oklahoman Blake Shelton and fellow country music superstar Luke Bryan, who are co-hosting the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards, will make appearances on “The Talk” to count down to the show.

“The Talk,” network television’s fastest-growing daytime talk show, airs from 1 to 2 p.m. weekdays on CBS.

On Wednesday, Shelton will perform live with his band and join the ladies at the table to preview this year’s awards show. The Tishomingo resident is co-hosting the ACM Awards for the third year and is competing against his wife, Miranda Lambert, and co-host for the Entertainer of the Year title. Shelton also is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year with Lambert for co-writing her emotional hit “Over You.”

As previously reported, Shelton also will receive the off-camera the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music, for his work on NBC’s hit reality show “The Voice.” He will receive the special award at the seventh annual ACM Honors event on Sept. 10 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Bryan will visit “The Talk” and preview the ACM Awards next Thursday, April 4. Bryan will co-host the ACM Awards telecast for the first time and is one of the fastest-rising stars in country music. He is nominated for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

On both days, “The Talk” will give away a pair of tickets to the Awards show to one lucky audience member.

The 48th Annual ACM Awards, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 7 on CBS.


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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