Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan to host CMA Awards

In Denver, we know how funny Peyton is. He was made for this!

Former Bronco's quarterback Peyton Manning and country music superstar Luke Bryan will team up this Fall on “Country Music’s Biggest Night.”

Manning and Bryan will host the 56th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Luke Bryan made the announcement Monday. Bryan, who is also a judge on “American Idol,” is hosting the CMA Awards for a second consecutive year, while Manning is a first-time host.

“I cannot wait to head to Nashville and take the CMA Awards stage alongside my friend Luke Bryan,” Manning said. “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.”

“Being a part of such a historical night that honors my peers and Country Music is such a privilege,” Bryan said. “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!”

Final nominees for the CMA Awards will be revealed in the coming weeks.


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