Country music star Luke Bryan teams up with NFL alumin Peyton Manning to host this year’s CMA Awards.
This will be Bryan’s second straight year as host and he can’t wait.
“It’s such a privilege to be a part of such a historic evening that honors my peers and country music,” Bryan said in a statement. “When I was asked if Peyton Manning is someone I would consider co-hosting with, I had no doubts. We’ve become good friends over the years, and what he brings to the table will make it even more fun. I know he’s been to the CMA Awards before, but he’s never been to me. Hey Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life!”
Manning was equally enthusiastic.
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“I can’t wait to get to Nashville and take the stage at the CMA Awards with my friend Luke Bryan,” Manning said in a statement. “I’m such a big fan of country music, so to have the opportunity to be among so many incredibly talented artists is an absolute honor.”
Bryan first revealed the news when he presented “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Monday.
The CMA Awards will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 9 at 8 p.m. ET on UKTN.