Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning are set to host the 56th Annual CMA Awards, broadcasting live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 7-10 p.m. CT on ABC. This will mark Bryan’s second consecutive year to host the CMA Awards, and Manning’s first.
“Being a part of such a historical night that honors my peers and country music is such a privilege,” says Bryan. “When I was asked if Peyton Manning was someone I would consider co-hosting with I didn’t hesitate. We have become great friends through the years and what he brings to the table is gonna make it even more of a blast. I know he’s been to the CMA Awards before, but he’s never been with me. Hey Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life!”
“I cannot wait to head to Nashville and take the CMA Awards stage alongside my friend Luke Bryan,” Manning adds. “I am such a huge fan of country music, so to have the chance to stand among so many incredibly talented artists is an absolute honor.”
“’Country Music’s Biggest Night’ will without a doubt live up to its expectation this year,” notes Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “During an evening when we celebrate the best of the best in country music, we are thrilled to have two award-winning hosts at the helm! I cannot wait to see what Luke and Peyton have up their sleeves, which I’m sure will be hilariously unpredictable and playfully energetic, just like the two of them.”
Final nominees for the 56th Annual CMA Awards will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alan Carter is the Director and Jon Macks is the Head Writer.
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