Country superstar, Luke Bryan is set to host The 55th Annual CMA Awards from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 10.
Bryan says, “Being asked to host the CMA Awards was definitely something I put a lot of thought into before answering. The pressure that comes along with that can be overwhelming, but knowing I get to help honour and celebrate so many of my friends, I knew it was something I couldn’t turn down. I mean, growing up in Georgia, I remember watching Vince Gill, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, to name a few. They were so good. And then becoming a part of this amazing country music family and sitting on the front row while Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker took the reins, all of these artists are heroes and friends, and I am honoured to have my name included in this group.”
The Georgia-born singer has twice won CMA ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ and is nominated this year along with Jordan Davis for ‘Musical Event Of The Year’ for Buy Dirt (which currently sits at #12 on the Countrytown Music Network Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart). This is the first time the American Idol judge has hosted country music’s biggest night.
CMA Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Trahern adds, “We are so thrilled to have Luke join us as this year’s CMA Awards host. His fun and playful energy is something television viewers have welcomed into their homes week after week as a judge on American Idol, and I know he has something exciting up his sleeve for the CMA Awards. We cannot wait to bring music fans a magical night of performances and truly some of the most special moments our show has ever delivered, in just a few weeks.”
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Since his debut, Bryan has garnered 27 no. 1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 68.5 million, has 15.6 billion streams worldwide, and has sold nearly 13 million albums. Bryan has won over 50 major music awards including five wins as ‘Entertainer of the Year’, six recognitions as a CMT ‘Artist of the Year’, NSAI ‘Artist/Songwriter of the Year’, the first-ever recipient of the ACM ‘Album of the Decade’ Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards. His original five-part docuseries Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary is airing now on IMDb TV. His latest deluxe album Born Here Live Here Die Here is out now.
The 55th Annual CMA Awards will be held in Nashville on Wednesday, November 10.
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