- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Reba McEntire has invited good friend Blake Shelton to join her as co-host of this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Shelton is known for his blistering sense of humor and continues a hot streak that has included ACM and Country Music Association award wins, No. 1 songs and now his first hosting gig. And he’ll marry country firebrand Miranda Lambert later this year.

The awards will air April 3 from the MGM Grand on CBS.

Shelton and McEntire announced last year’s ACM nominations together and everyone noticed a chemistry. Longtime host McEntire approached producers about inviting him to join. Shelton, known to tell an occasional off-color tale, says in a statement, “you never know what we might say!”




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