Am I the only fan who’s shocked that Luke Bryan just won his first CMA Award on Nov. 4 at the 2014 Country Music Association Awards? It’s about darn time!
Luke Bryan, my sincerest congrats for your Entertainer Of The Year award at the 2014 CMA Awards! You were up against some stiff competition going head-to-head with Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and the legendary George Strait, but here are five reasons why you, Luke, totally deserved your big win.
1. He’s Got The Whole Package
First of all, I’ve got to give a shout out to Miranda Lambert for being the only woman nominated in the Entertainer Of The Year category. You go, girl! Now, onto Luke…
To win Entertainer Of The Year, you’ve got to be a true entertainer — you can’t just sing, you’ve got to have the whole package. And Luke’s got it! The superstar, 38, not only dominated the charts with “Play It Again” and “Roller Coaster,” but he practically took over the world. Here’s a sampling of his accomplishments this year:
Luke won People‘s top honor for Country’s Sexiest Man in June 2014.
Luke fell off stage.
Luke fell off stage again.
Luke showed up to the CMT Awards wrapped in caution tape to make sure he didn’t fall off the stage AGAIN. Talented, handsome and has no problem making fun of himself? Um, yeah.
2. He’s Not Just A Country Artist
Luke’s album Crash My Party was released in 2013 and debuted no. 1 on the Billboard charts, but it reached over 2 million record sales in the United States in July 2014, and has since gone double platinum.
But Luke also delved into way more than country this year — he performed with Jason DeRulo and ZZ Top at the 2014 CMT Awards. Hip hop meets country music? What’s not to like?!
He also went viral in the pop music world, hilariously dissing Ariana Grande at the iHeart Radio Awards on May 1, 2014. I’m also a huge Arianator so, of course, this little instance with his bromance bud Blake Shelton was all in good fun, and Ariana showing up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 4 with a killer performance totally proved that Luke and Ari are cool.
3. He’s So Good To His Fans
The first people he thanked were his fans. Luke took to his Twitter multiple times to give a shout out to his supporters, after he won his big award.
Wow. What a night. Can’t express what just happened. Love y’all. Speechless.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) November 6, 2014
4. He’s A Family Man
I have a hard time admitting this, but Luke’s wife Caroline is his best accessory. Not only is his college sweetheart stunning, but she’s super supportive of her husband’s career. During the show, she was crying tears of happiness watching her hubby win up on the stage.
And Luke couldn’t love her any more! Before he won his award, Luke — who has two sons with Caroline — posted this adorable pic with his lady.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) November 5, 2014
5. Just Because He’s Luke Bryan
We really need to further explanation, other than this:
HollywoodLifers, do YOU agree that Luke Bryan deserved to win Entertainer Of The Year?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister