ACM Awards co-host Blake Shelton points to the crowd while speaking to the media during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards Pregame Press Conference inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Friday April 17, 2015. The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast on CBS Sunday April 19, 2015. 

ACM Awards co-host Blake Shelton points to the crowd while speaking to the media during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards Pregame Press Conference inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Friday April 17, 2015. The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast on CBS Sunday April 19, 2015. 

Andy Jacobsohn

Luke Bryan needed a few extra beauty minutes Friday morning before -- and during -- an Academy of Country Music Awards press conference. As his co-host Blake Shelton took the stage to answer media questions, Bryan was MIA.

Blake Shelton walks into the ACM Awards press conference and immediately we wonder: Where's Luke Bryan?

Blake Shelton walks into the ACM Awards press conference and immediately we wonder: Where's Luke Bryan?

Andy Jacobsohn

He arrived a few minutes after the press conference began, apologizing. "It's a lot of work getting prepared to look better than Blake," Bryan quipped. Touché.

When asked which artists each co-host are excited to see at the live-in-Arlington awards show Sunday night, Bryan chose openers Eric Church and Keith Urban. Shelton went another direction: "Obviously, I'm my favorite." The joke continued when Shelton was asked who he thought would win Male Vocalist of the Year, an award both co-hosts are nominated for alongside Church, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley.

"I'm going to take the high road here," Shelton said, "and say I do [deserve the Male Vocalist of the Year award most]."

See some of Bryan and Shelton's funny moments in a video by The Dallas Morning News' Tommy Noel:

See more Luke/Blake banter in a video called "3 things Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan love about Dallas."


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