Blake Shelton "freaking out" about ACM hosting
(CBS News) This Sunday is country music's big night: the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Not only will big names like Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum be performing at the MGM Grand Hotel this weekend, but the two hosts of the show, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, are a pretty big draw as well.
Shelton is doing double-duty, co-hosting and performing in the show.
"CBS This Morning" caught up with Shelton and McEntire as they prepare for the show in Las Vegas. Shelton joked "Hillbillies have invaded Las Vegas and we don't know what the hell we're doing and there will be disasters."
And Shelton is one of the ringmasters. He said, "I'm the most inbred hillbilly one of them all."
Shelton will have legend McEntire by his side. This will be McEntire's 14th year hosting the show. This is the second year in a row the dynamic country duo has done the show together.
The two do admit to some nerves, and especially Shelton who will be singing in front of some of his music idols. "It's...days away, and (I'm) already freaking out."
Country superstars Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Tim McGraw will also take the stage, along with Kenny Chesney who leads the pack with nine nominations. Also notable is Jason Aldean with six nominations and Lady Antebellum with five nominations.
McEntire said she is excited to see her fellow country friends show their stuff.
"We have 24 acts," she said. "It's a lot, so that makes Blake Shelton's and my job a lot easier, so less talk and more music."
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