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The CMA Awards has found its host. Luke Bryan has been tapped to host the 55thAnnual CMA Awards airing live November 10thfrom Nashville on ABC. Luke, a two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Award winner, will be hosting the CMAs for the very first time. He is also the first solo host for the show in 18 years. Vince Gill was the last person to host solo, back in 2003. “The CMA Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for Country Music,” Luke shares. “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.” He adds, “I’m looking forward to making it fun and memorable and using this platform to continue to make Country Music shine.” Eric Church and Chris Stapleton are tied for the most CMA nominations this year with five a piece. Luke is nominated for Musical Event of the Year for his Jordan Davis collab “Buy Dirt.”
Garth Brooks was back with a new episode of his Facebook Live series where he responded to rumors that he may be returning to Las Vegas for some sort of residency. “2022 will be the last year of the Stadium tour,” Garth shared. “and we will hopefully end up with the biggest show we can pull together to end” it. He notes, “after that we’re trying to figure out what we are gonna do.” He then added, “But if I could do a residency like the Wynn show again,” referring to his 2009 residency. “I would do it in a heartbeat. I had such a good good time," noting, “what would be fun is to do a residency in Vegas and in Nashville.” He then hinted at a big announcement coming this morning, noting regarding residency rumors, “you will get your answers tomorrow morning.” He also suggested he’ll be playing with someone big, explaining he’s “very very lucky” to be playing with them.
Kane Brown’s daughter Kingsley has been joining him on the road, and she already seems like a natural on stage. Kane shared video of Kingsley dancing while his band practices in the background and it’s simply adorable. He captioned the vid, “Dallas I hope y’all are ready tonight because Kingsley Rose is 🔥❤️.” Check it out below.