Luke Bryan To Host CMA Awards

Luke Bryan has landed the hosting gig at next month's CMA Awards in Nashville. The show will air live on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena on November 10th at 8 p.m. ET. While Luke has co-hosted the ACM Awards one time prior, this is his first time to host the CMA Awards.

He said, “The CMA Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for Country Music. 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 honor 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 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.”

Performers and presenters for the 55th Annual CMA Awards will be revealed in the coming weeks.