Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will host the 2022 CMA Awards in Nashville

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

Bryan assured viewers that Manning is a true country fan even though the former Denver Broncos icon seems like an unlikely choice for a music awards show co-host.

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

On field trips to which the football MVP invites his friends, Manning “always, inexplicably, brings 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 as our hosts, we’re sure to score this year! Awards season can now begin! Watch @ABCNetwork on November 9.”

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According to CMA CEO Sarah Trahern, “Country music’s biggest night is sure to live up to its hype this year.” “We’re thrilled to have two award-winning hosts at the helm for a night that celebrates 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 full of life.”

The dynamic duo are experienced hosts by any standard. The CMA Awards will be presented 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 honor” for him, and Bryan, his new co-host, seemed to share this sentiment.

Bryan greeted Peyton and said, “Hi Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life.”

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

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