Reba, Blake Shelton Will Return to Host the ACM Awards in 2012

Zac Brown Band will headline the second annual ACM Fan Jam.

The Academy of Country Music awards show producers must have thought that Blake Shelton hit a home run in 2011 with his first time co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire, because the duo will return to host the Academy of Country Music Awards this year.

The show will air on April 1, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT, on CBS.

Meanwhile, Zac Brown Band will headline the second annual ACM Fan Jam at Mandalay Bay. Portions of that show will be interspersed with the awards show.

"I thought it was a wonderful idea when they came to me about it, because of his personality and his wit and hit humor," Reba told Country Weekly of co-hosting the show for the first time with Blake last year. "You never know what he's going to say. He will say somethings off the top of his head—sometimes off-color—but I think he'll be on his best behavior. That's going to be the added bonus for the audience because they love off-the-wall stuff."

For his part, it's clear that Blake adores his co-host. "I'm [learning] from arguably the best host any awards show has ever had," he said to Country Weekly last year. "She's a pro. There's nothing that can rattle her, ever."

We can only imagine the things they will come up with.


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