Luke Bryan will host “Nation Music’s Largest Night time” — the CMA Awards — alongside one of many largest names in NFL historical past, Peyton Manning. The nation singer referred to as Manning a pal as he made the announcement whereas co-hosting Stay With Kelly and Ryan on Monday, Aug. 1.
“Being part of such a historic night time that honors my friends and nation music is such a privilege,” Bryan confesses. “After I was requested if Peyton Manning was somebody I’d contemplate co-hosting with I didn’t hesitate. We’ve turn into nice mates by the years and what he brings to the desk is gonna make it much more of a blast.”
“I do know he’s been to the CMA Awards earlier than, however he’s by no means been with me,” Bryan provides. “Hey Peyton, I hope you’re prepared for the night time of your life!”
Bryan — a five-time CMA Entertainer of the 12 months winner — hosted the present solo in 2021. Manning additionally shared his emotions about taking over the distinguished function in a press release issued to media.
“I can not wait to move to Nashville and take the CMA Awards stage alongside my pal Luke Bryan,” the NFL Corridor of Famer reveals. “I’m such an enormous fan of nation music, so to have the possibility to face amongst so many extremely proficient artists is an absolute honor.”
The present has been hosted by varied nation stars for the previous few years after Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood ended their 11-year run in 2018. Underwood hosted with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire in 2019, then McEntire hosted with Darius Rucker in 2020.
“Nation Music’s Largest Night time will unquestionably dwell as much as its expectation this 12 months,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Government Officer. “Throughout a night after we have fun the very best of the very best in Nation Music, we’re thrilled to have two award-winning hosts on the helm! I can not wait to see what Luke and Peyton have up their sleeves, which I’m certain shall be hilariously unpredictable and playfully energetic, identical to the 2 of them.”
“Simply after we thought we couldn’t prime Luke’s explosive vitality and signature allure as host of final 12 months’s CMA Awards, we’re bringing him again alongside sports activities legend Peyton Manning for Nation Music’s largest night time,” provides Rob Mills, Walt Disney Tv Government Vice President, Unscripted and Different Leisure. “Their dynamic chemistry and magnetic friendship is the proper anchor for this 12 months’s star-studded present.”
The 2022 CMA Awards are scheduled for Nov. 9 on ABC. Nominees and performers shall be introduced within the coming weeks.