Luke Bryan Will Become First Solo CMA Awards Host in 18 Years at 2021 Ceremony: ‘An Honor’

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From American Idol to the CMA Awards!

On Monday, Luke Bryan introduced that he can be internet hosting the 2021 CMA Awards “for the first time” as he additionally turns into the primary star to host the awards present by themselves since 2003.

“It’s an honor to announce I’ll be hosting the 55th annual #CMAawards for the first time!” Bryan, 45, tweeted. “Tune in to the live show Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7c on ABC. Don’t miss Country Music’s biggest night! @CountryMusic”

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The final individual to host the awards present on their very own was Vince Gill in 2003 — the final yr he hosted the awards present throughout a 10-year solo internet hosting streak. (He additionally hosted the 1992 and 1993 ceremonies with Reba McEntire and Clint Black, respectively.)

“Being asked to host the CMA Awards was definitely something I put a lot of thought into before answering,” Bryan admitted in a press launch.

“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,” he added.

Last yr, the awards present was hosted by McEntire and Darius Rucker, whereas in 2019, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and McEntire held internet hosting duties.

This yr, Bryan can also be a nominee for his efficiency of “Buy Dirt” with Jordan Davis. Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the nominations checklist and are each up for a similar 5 awards: entertainer, male vocalist, album, single and tune of the yr. (Church is the reigning entertainer of the yr.)

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Following carefully behind is Gabby Barrett who’s up for brand new artist, feminine vocalist, single and tune of the yr. (Both single and tune awards are for her hit “The Good Ones.”) Also up for 4 awards are combine engineer Jason Hall and producer Jay Joyce.

“This year, we have the opportunity to honor the superstars, new artists and emerging creators who are paving the way for Country Music,” stated CMA CEO Sarah Trahern in a press launch in regards to the nominations. “These nominees exemplify the creativity, passion and heart that make our Country Music community unlike any other genre.” 

The CMA Awards are set to air on Nov. 10 from Nashville on ABC.

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