An interview earlier this week with Dierks Bentley revealed that both Bentley and Luke Bryan were given the boot from the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Speaking to Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Bentley said, “That’s over… We got fired. Is that not common knowledge?”
The comment was made offhandedly while images from Bentley and Bryan’s time hosting the event flashed up on-screen.
Bentley replaced Bryan’s former co-host, Blake Shelton, whom Bryan had hosted the show with since 2013.
The ACM has since confirmed that Bryan and Bentley will not be returning to the award show, while Bentley’s manager has also confirmed the news.
This year’s ACMs will be hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 15.
Information on who is hosting will not be revealed for another 2-3 weeks.