We had the opportunity to speak with Sam Alex, the host of Taste of Country Nights that you hear every weeknight at 7pm here on WOKQ/WPKQ. Sam and his producer, Amber are in Dallas gearing up for the 50th Annual ACM Awards. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan (Bluke, as I like to call them) are back as hosts this year and the ACM's will be broadcast live Sunday night on CBS from the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

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We asked Sam his thoughts on who he thinks might take home the big award of the night, 'Entertainer of the Year.' He thinks out of Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line - the trophy will go too...(I'm not going to make it that easy for you...you'll have to scroll down!)

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If you do, you may want to get your tickets now to 'America on Tap.' It's coming to Raitt Farm in Berwick, Maine in June. Gonna be a great day!


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And...the winner is...

Sam Alex of Taste of Country Nights believes Luke Bryan will take home the 'Entertainer of the Year' award from the ACM Awards this Sunday night. Producer Amber believes it's Miranda Lambert's year. We'll be chatting with Sam and Amber once again Monday morning to get all the behind-the-scenes scoop from one of the biggest nights in country music.