Quantcast

LUKE BRYAN TO HOST CMA AWARDS

Luke Bryan will host the 55th Annual CMA Awards, set to air 11/10 on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Association announced Monday morning.   

“Growing up in Georgia, I remember watching Vince Gill, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell, to name a few [hosting the CMA Awards],” said Bryan, a two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year who’s returning for his fifth season on ABC’s American Idol. “All of these artists are heroes and friends, and I’m honored to have my name included in this group. I’m looking forward to making it fun and memorable and using this platform to continue to make country music shine.”

CMA topper Sarah Trahern had a few words of her own for the announcement: “Luke's fun and playful energy is something television viewers have welcomed into their homes week after week 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.”

Rob Mills, Walt Disney Television EVP, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, doubled down on Bryan’s ABC connection, noting that he’s “excited for Luke to bring the same humor, energy and emotion as host of the CMA Awards that he has for the last five years on American Idol.”

SPENCER-SMITH LANDS WITH AG MANAGEMENT, WCM (UPDATE)
New manager, pub deal (6/28a)
BIZ RESPONDS TO ROE V. WADE DECISION (UPDATE)
Artists and companies unite. (6/27a)
PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO
Singers voice their dismay over the Supreme Court's latest decision. (6/28a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
England swings. (6/28a)
BIG RED'S BIG POP RUN (UPDATE)
Nine in the Top 40 (6/27a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)