Luke Bryan and National Football League Hall of Famer Peyton Manning are set to return as co-hosts at the 57th CMA Awards, which will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC on November 8.
Lara Spencer officially announced the news about Bryan and Manning being the hosts for this year’s CMA Awards.
“We’re going to begin with the country music dream team, Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning,” Spencer revealed on “Good Morning America.” “They scored the biggest ratings in three years when they hosted the CMA Awards last year.”
“And thankfully they have just agreed to do it again,” she continued. “The football star and the former CMA Entertainer of the Year will join forces on the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for two hours of laughs, tributes, and of course some amazing performances.”
Bryan and Manning co-hosted the show last year. Last year’s show totaled 9.7 million viewers and earned a 1.79 rating among adults 18-49 after seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms.
They follow three previous duos who have helmed “Country’s Biggest Night”: Brooks & Dunn, who co-hosted from 2004 to 2006; Mac Davis and Barbara Mandrell, from 1980 to 1982; and Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who served as co-presenters for an epic 11 years, from 2008 to 2018.
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