Luke Bryan Takes Home his First Ever CMA

Luke Bryan

He’s been a fixture on the country music scene for some years now, but Luke Bryan still hasn’t won a CMA. Until last night, that is. The man all women want to “shake it for” was nominated last night in three different categories and was hoping to take him at least one award – and he did; for the first time in the history of his country career.

The 38-year-old country star beat out the likes of George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and even Keith Urban to take home the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” award, which is known as the biggest award of the night. So if you’re going to win your first CMA, you might as well aim for the big one. Who has time to aim low?

What’s even better about seeing the famous singer accept his very first CMA was listening to his hilarious and sweet acceptance speech, which started off with a hug.

“First of all, I’ve never met Garth,” he said, referring to country music legend Garth Brooks, who presented him with his award, “Hey, Garth. Can I hug you again?” he asked.

“I have some angels in heaven, my brother and sister are up there making this possible for me. To everybody in my world that put this moment in my life together…,” he said before thanking what seemed like a hundred different people. “Woo! Get it together!”

Bryan was also nominated for album of the year and male vocalist of the year, but he didn’t take home the prize in either category. Then again, who cares when you get to take home the biggest prize of the night? And, to add to that, he probably made things a little bit friendlier in the Shelton/Lambert household. How awkward if one of them had won, beating out the other.

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