Luke Bryan Remembers His Very First Award Show
Luke Bryan will play host again next week (11/8) at the CMA Awards. He is co-hosting the show with his buddy Peyton Manning. Luke won the CMA’s top award of Entertainer of the Yera twice in a row in 2014 and 2015.
He’s been to, and won, many awards since his debut in country music in 2007. Not long ago, Bryan recalled his very first awards show appearance. He told us, “I will never forget my very first awards show I ever attended was the ACMs, and I just sat back as a young artist dreaming of that moment, and a short time later, I’m onstage hosting.”
Bryan added, “Whenever you can walk out on a stage and perform a song that has done really well for you and hopefully do a great job, it’s a great experience. I mean, it’s what I live for as an entertainer. It’s what I moved to Nashville and followed my dreams for.”
The 57th Annual CMA Awards will be handed out live on ABC on November 8, 2023.
Luke told us recently that as much as he loves his place in country music, something has got to give. He said, “I really feel blessed that I can still, after all this time, have a tangible role as being somebody high up in the business. I can’t always keep facilitating and doing so much in the business. At some point, I’ve got to watch a kid’s football game, and at some point, my wife and I have to go take a trip to a foreign country. We’ve been so busy we haven’t even gotten to go travel abroad and do all that.”
Still, Bryan appreciates where he is in the business. He offered, “At the end of the day, when I wake up, and I feel great, and I’ve slept great, and haven’t flown across the country and jetlagged and all that when I’m on stage, I love every second of it. I still love connecting with the fans, and I still love a great song getting sent to me by a great writer or trying to write a great one.”