During this past NFL football season, Peyton and his brother Eli Manning had an alternate broadcast called Manningcast that was part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football coverage, and they were absolutely captivating providing hilarious commentary on every game.
Considering his previous broadcasting experience, it’s easy to see why Luke is so excited to get to work with his friend Peyton on this show:
“Being a part of such a historical night that honors my peers and Country Music is such a privilege. 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!”
Peyton is also a big country music fan, and has spent some time with some of his fellow Volunteers in Morgan Wallen and Kenny Chesney in the past, so it should be a really cool experience for the two-time Super Bowl champ:
“I cannot wait to head to Nashville and take the CMA Awards stage alongside my friend Luke Bryan.
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.”
And considering their past few years of ratings disasters at the CMA’s, he should be a very welcome new addition to the lineup.
The show is slated for Wednesday, November 10th on ABC, and final nominees and performers will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Throwback to Peyton ripping shots with Eric Church during the show: