Luke Bryan & Peyton Manning Set To Host The 2023 CMA Awards

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The 2023 Country Music Awards will be hosted by Peyton Manning and Luke Bryan once again after successfully hosting last year’s same show.

The 57th annual CMA Awards Show is set to air live on November 8th on ABC and will be broadcasted from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last year’s show was very memorable, with Luke Combs taking home the “Entertainer of the Year” award, and some of the best women in country music (Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert) gathering together in a performance paying tribute to Loretta Lynn.

The show also saw Alan Jackson receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson, Old Dominion, and Brothers Osborne also accepted awards.

It is not out of the norm for the CMA Awards to “go back to the well” when it comes to hosts. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley acted as the show’s host from 2008 to 2018, only giving up the job to the trio of Dolly Parton, Underwood, and Reba McEntire in 2019.

Could Manning and Bryan make a decade long run like Paisley and Underwood did? Of course, it’s not a competition, but it might be a good sign that the former QB and Bryan are heading into year two.

If they happen to do as well of a job this year as they did last year, I’m sure they will be asked back again. My favorite part of last year’s ACM Awards was when Peyton Manning “brought Rocky Top” to the show.

Zeb Ross, who went viral on TikTok last year around the same time of the awards show for his impressive clogging, joined the stage once Manning set the scene.

Take a look:

I’m hoping they find a place in the ceremony to bring my man Zeb back to clog his way across the stage.

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