DIERKS BENTLEY was at a seminar in Nashville yesterday, when he casually mentioned that he and LUKE BRYAN are NOT hosting this year’s ACMs.
He said it on stage as a photo of them hosting flashed on the screen. He blurted out, “That’s over. We got fired. Is that not common knowledge?” It wasn’t. Word spread quickly, so the ACMs had to confirm it. Although they didn’t say why.
They added that this year’s “host information” will be announced in two or three weeks. Dierks and Luke co-hosted the past two years, and Luke did it with Blake Shelton from 2013 through 2015.
Dierks says he has nothing but good feelings about it all. “The ACMs have been so good to me.” This year’s ACMs are going down April 15th in Vegas. (Billboard)
In totally different Dierks Bentley news, “Architectural Digest“ talked to him about being a guest designer for a series of Writers’ Rooms in Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. It may sound odd, but Music City is filled with songwriters looking for a place to work.
Each of these Writers’ Rooms is stocked with the essentials . . . from the simple stuff like pens and paper, to musical instruments, and even a full recording studio. The rooms rent for $350 a day, but you can’t stay overnight.
Dierks says, “I wanted to be able to create a vibe that allows writers to step out of their norm and get lost in the space. Hopefully the room takes you somewhere else.”