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Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning to host 2022 CMA Awards in Nashville

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No one anticipated the hosting duo to add an unexpected twist to the biggest night in country music. Luke Bryan, a country music legend, made a surprising revelation on “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” that Peyton Manning, a Hall of Fame quarterback, would be joining him as a co-host for the 56th Annual CMA Awards this fall.

Bryan assured viewers that Manning is a true country fan despite the former Denver Broncos icon appearing to be an unlikely pick for a music awards show cohost.

The Play It Again singer assured Ryan Seacrest on Monday that Peyton “is a tremendous proponent for country music. People may not know this.”

On excursions that the football MVP invites his buddies on, Manning “always inexplicably packs a guitar,” according to Bryan.


The dynamic duo of Luke Bryan and Peyton has extensive experience presenting events

The news was posted on Instagram by CMA: “Our top picks for the 2022 #CMAawards have just been selected! With two-time CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year @LukeBryan and NFL great @PeytonManning serving as our hosts, we sure scored this year! The award season may now start! Watch @ABCNetwork on Novem ber 9th.”

Luke Bryan

According to CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern, “Country Music’s Biggest Night will without a doubt live up to its expectations this year.” “We are happy to have two award-winning hosts at the helm on an evening where we celebrate the best of the best in country music! I can’t wait to see what Luke and Peyton have planned, which, like the two of them, I’m sure will be wonderfully unpredictable and lively exuberant.”

The dynamic duo are seasoned hosts by any standard. The CMA Awards will be hosted by Bryan for the second time; Manning previously served as host of the ESPY Awards in 2017.

The new position, according to Manning, was “an enormous honour” for him, and Bryan, his new cohost, seemed to share this sentiment.

Bryan greeted Peyton, saying, “Hey Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life.”

In the upcoming weeks, the final list of nominees for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” will be made public.


Ankita Khanrah is a second-year student of the Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme at the School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar.

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