Luke Bryan Wins Second CMA Entertainer of The Year Award
November 5, 2015
NASHVILLE – (November 5, 2015) – Superstar Luke Bryan capped off his week last night at the 49th Annual CMA Awards with his second consecutive Entertainer of the Year honor. Luke shared his thoughts on the award, “We go out every night and try to give it all we have. I learned from some of those in the category with me- Garth and Kenny – no one soaked up what they were doing on tour more than me. They paved the way for guys like me.”
Last Friday Luke ended his “Kick The Dust Up Tour” with his fastest stadium sell out of the year at Detroit’s Ford Field, where the Detroit News said, “The country superstar proved himself worthy of the Lions home with a loose, wild tour send off. The country star played a number of stadiums on the trek, the pinnacle of live performance in the U.S., and his transition to mega-venues was seamless. The affable Georgia-raised charmer worked all sides of his massive stage on Friday and made the stadium feel like an arena.”
Luke’s performed for 1.5 million fans in 2015 including his Farm Tour run, which played its remaining concert in Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday night. The show had twice been postponed due to inclement weather. Luke headed there just minutes after performing a show closing his “Dirt Road Diary” exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on Sunday afternoon.
For seven years, Luke has awarded scholarships to students from a farming family in the Farm Tour communities the tour plays. Additionally this year, he teamed up with his Farm Tour sponsors, Red Gold Tomatoes, Bayer, Cabela’s, CMS Nashville, Miller Lite, ATG, Citibank, Bad Boy Buggies and Red Gold’s can suppliers Ball Corp., to raise funds to purchase food and supplies for the hard hit region in South Carolina. Donations can be made at https://www.youcaring.com/harvest-hope-451442 through the end of November and proceeds from this donation drive will go to the Harvest Hope Food Bank to help those affected by the flooding.
Luke continues into November with a performance on the American Music Awards on Nov. 22 and a live halftime performance during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game at AT&T Stadium to kick off the 125th Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
On February 16, 2016, Luke will launch a new tour, “Kill The Lights Tour,” with guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.
About Luke Bryan
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 14 singles at #1 and sold nearly 8 million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his five studio albums. He has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association (twice). Luke’s new album Kill The Lights recently debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. This is Luke’s third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Kill The Lights was the third-largest-selling album debut in all genres at the time of release its in August, after R&B / hip hop releases from Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Kill The Lights is also the highest country album debut in the last two years, since his own Crash My Party debuted at #1 in August 2013.