Luke Bryan returns for the second year as host for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” and he’ll be joined by NFL legend Peyton Manning! We’ve seen Peyton present at the show before, but this will be his first time hosting the prestigious ceremony. Country Music’s Biggest Night broadcasts live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC.
“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,” says Manning. “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.”
Nominees will be announced soon – and you can bet that 101 Country WBDC will have all the predictions, surprises, and insight on this year’s nominations.