Luke Bryan, Peyton Manning Slated To Host 2023 CMA Awards
The 2023 CMA Awards show hosts have been announced. Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will again host the show. The duo hosted the show in 2022. The 57th Annual CMA Awards will be handed out on Wednesday, November 8. The show will air live on ABC and be held, once again, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Luke told us in a 2022 interview, “What I’ve learned is: just be comfortable, be yourself, and just walk out there and be yourself. That’s the main thing. Be natural, be fun. If you want to go off the script a little bit, don’t be scared to. If something in the moment happens or something in the room happens that you want to go down that path for a minute, obviously stick to the script, stick to the show. But don’t be afraid to just have fun and relax.”
He added, “I think if you’re relaxed as the host, then the whole night takes a different shape and form. But Peyton’ll do great. He’s been in some pretty high-profile moments in his life. He can always call an audible and help me too.”
He added, “The thing about co-hosting with Peyton is all gloves are off. We can cut up with one another, have a little fun, and roast each other a little bit. But it takes a little pressure off during the night. Even if I’ve got a performance, then Peyton can do one of the segments while I get a little more time to get ready for the performance and coming back in and out.”
He continued, “But the bottom line is it’s gonna be a fun thing to share with Peyton, it’s gonna be fun to be backstage, kind of toasting right before we go out, and he’s a pro, and hopefully I’m a pro at this point. I still try to be a kid about all this, but I do have to take it seriously now and then. But, yeah, I think having someone else to share some of the duties takes a little bit of the stress of it all being all on me, takes a little bit of the stress away.”