Blake Shelton: ‘Hillbillies’ have invaded Las Vegas

Posted at 3:45 PM, Mar 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-30 15:45:56-04

(WTVR) - Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire will host the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday in Las Vegas.

"CBS This Morning's" Ben Tracy caught up with Shelton and McEntire as they rehearse and prepare for the big show.

After a very brief rehearsal Thursday, in which McEntire and Shelton were barely on stage for 30 seconds, McEntire explained that hosting the show is old hat.

"I mean... this is my fourteen year, so to know where to start and stand…they tell you that night," McEntire joked. "That's all you've got to do."

Plus, Reba said that with 24 music performances, the show will be pretty packed. [BONUS: Click here to see all of the nominees]

And with Blake Shleton at the helm, they'll have to leave some time for him to felx his comedic muscle.

Shleton kept CBS News' Ben Tracy on his toes as the country star joked that hillbilies had invaded Las Vegas. "[And] I'm the most inbred hillbilly one of them all," he laughed.

This is the second year McEntire and Shleton will host the show together.

The Academy of Country Music Awards airs Sunday on CBS 6 starting at 8 p.m.