Find out why these country hunks are being “forced” to hang out together Academy of Country Music
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There’s a popular belief that Nashville’s music community is one big family, everyone hanging out with each other and spending Saturday nights partying together. Do you believe that? If you do, you’d be a little right.

It isn’t uncommon for artists to hang out at some of Nashville’s fun clubs and pubs, but the reality is, they work so much between recording and touring that a lot of times, they only see each other if their paths cross at fairs or festivals. That’s why award shows are such a fun time for the music community. Backstage, and sometimes onstage, it’s one big reunion.

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Even for the award show hosts it’s a time to reconnect.

“I look forward to coming back,” Dierks Bentley says about returning to host the ACM Awards. “I am really excited to be back out here again, not only for the ACMs, obviously hosting is really cool, but also to get to hang out with this guy [Luke Bryan] for a couple of days.”

His ACM co-host, Luke Bryan, adds, “We get so busy doing our own thing, so this forces us to be around each other. So, it’s fun to be able to catch up and see how the fam’s doing.”

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With these two zany personalities, we suspect that there is more fun to be had between the two co-hosts when they take the stage Sunday, April 2 in Las Vegas at the ACM Awards.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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