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Luke Bryan Relying on "Preparation and Prayer" to Get Ready for ACM Awards Hosting Gig

Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Luke Bryan has topped the charts and sold out show after show on his Dirt Road Diaries tour, but this Sunday, Luke takes his stardom to a new level by hosting the ACM Awards with Blake Shelton .

Luke knows how big an opportunity this hosting gig is, and he plans to make the most of it. He's been hosting countdown shows on TV and radio for years now, and Luke says, "I think it all puts feathers in your cap to hopefully prepare yourself for these moments, and I think you have to learn 'em over time."

While Luke is hosting a major awards show on CBS, he's still a country boy from a peanut farm in Georgia. Making the leap to network TV is something Luke would never do without his management team behind him to make sure he looked good on camera.

"Nothing's more icky than watching something icky on TV," Luke says. "So, I think I'm gonna try to do that and have fun with it. I mean, I'm ready for it. I think preparation and prayer ought to get you ready for anything."

Luke's pal Jason Aldean has predicted Luke will get tongue-tied at some point during Sunday night's show, and Luke has no doubt he's going to flub a line here and there. Luke knows he can look down at Jason to help him laugh it off.

He says, "When I do start getting tongue-tied, I'll have to look down at him. I'm sure he'll wink at me and be bent over laughing in his chair. So yeah, it'll be a funny moment."

The 48th Annual ACM Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas Sunday night at 8 Eastern on CBS.

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