It's official: BLAKE SHELTON'S new co-host for the ACMs is LUKE BRYAN.
REBA MCCENTIRE, who co-hosted twice with Blake, plus several years on her own, dropped out last summer so she could focus on her sitcom "
Speaking of Blake, Miranda Lambert is fiercely protective of her time alone with her hubby, Blake Shelton. She says, "He's the sweetest guy. Like, he will talk to anyone, sign anything, take a picture with everyone. And if I don't stop it at some point, it ruins our whole night. I have to be the bad guy. The people are like, 'Oh, God, don't mess with her, she'll murder people.'"
BRANTLEY GILBERT has moved into JANA KRAMER'S new house . . . but she IS making him pay. She says, quote, "I actually bought the house, and he is living with me, yes. He's paying his little monthly rent."
JUSTIN MOORE is angling for an invitation. He says, "The most important thing to me would be to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. With the tradition and the history that goes along with that I think that matters more in the grand scheme of things than an award here or there."