Luke Bryan is confirmed as the host of this year’s 2021 Country Music Association Awards (CMAs). The 45-year-old Bryan posted on social media that he will host the 55th annual awards show live in Nashville this November. The event will mark Bryan’s first time hosting the CMA Awards. Bryan tweeted:It’s an honor to announce I’ll be hosting the 55th annual #CMAawards for the first time! Tune in to the live show Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7c on ABC. Don’t miss Country Music’s biggest night! @CountryMusic”

Bryan said in a press release: “The CMA Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for country music. 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. I’m looking forward to making it fun and memorable and using this platform to continue to make country music shine.”

Bryan is a previous two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year award winner; this year he is nominated at the CMA Awards for Musical Event of the Year for “Buy Dirt” with Jordan Davis. The CMA Awards will air live Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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