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Luke Bryan opened his CMA Awards monologue joking that he isn’t a big CMA nominee this year saying, “I’m not bitter. I have won one or two CMAs, and some people say I have been robbed of a couple or two.” He then pointed to his wife in the audience saying, “Baby, you gonna stand?”

Then to his surprise, his American Idol co-hosts Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie joined him on stage. Luke asked, “What are you all doing here?” and Katy replied, “I thought we did everything together.” Lionel then noted that Bryan needs the help and Luke says, “This is not my first rodeo. I have hosted other award shows.” Perry quips, “Yeah, we’ve seen those.” 

Katy and Lionel then presented the CMA for Song of the Year award to Chris Stapleton for “Starting Over.” 

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