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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 31: Recording artists Dierks Bentley (L) and Luke Bryan attend the 52nd ACM Awards Host Press Conference and Dice Rollout at T-Mobile Arena on March 31, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for ACM)

It isn’t like Luke Bryan doesn’t have enough to do with touring and hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards this weekend. His award show co-host, Dierks Bentley, just spilled the beans that the country music superstar is also working on a new album. And Dierks wants in.

At a press conference on March 31 for the award show, Dierks was giving Luke the hard sell in the hopes of securing a duet with his buddy on his next project.

“He’s actually working on his new record right now, so this will be a good time to maybe think about getting me on the project,” Dierks said. “You want one of the five Male Vocalists of the Year on your record, if you want help out there…you might want to think about getting me on there.”

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Luke was a great sport, though, and nodded before adding, “Take the vocals to a new level?”

Perhaps it was less about Dierks doing a duet with Luke and more about having the opportunity to say out loud, one more time, that he was a Top Male Vocalist nominee. He smiled and said, “I got about two days left to milk that before Stapleton wins it, so I’m going to be hammering the nomination for a while.”

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Obviously, Dierks was joking with Luke, but we seriously doubt he would refuse if the Georgia boy offered him a collaboration on his new collection. Who would?

The ACM Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas on April 2 on CBS.

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