The biggest award of the night was presented by Garth Brooks and we have to say that we are so happy that Luke won!
It was quite the night for Luke Bryan! When Luke, 38, took the stage, Nov. 5, to accept Entertainer of the Year, but there was some pretty stiff competition against Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Keith Urban.
Luke Bryan Wins 2014 CMA Awards Entertainer Of The Year
He thanked his wife, and he said that his brother and sister in heaven were responsible for his success — so sweet!
But this did come as sort of a surprise because many thought that Miranda might win but she won Female Vocalist Of The Year and and her hubby won Male Vocalist Of The Year.
George Strait Wins 2013 CMA Awards Entertainer Of The Year
Now in 2013, it was the year of George! When this country legend won he had a lot to say and he got very emotional!
“I was just really, really happy to be nominated again for entertainer this year,” he said. “It meant a lot to me. I thought there was an outside shot, but not really, seriously. Obviously, I didn’t prepare anything to say, but I’m blown away by this.”
Following the show, Strait was greeted with numerous heartfelt congratulations and great respect from many in the country family.
Taylor Swift actually said that when she heard George won, she started crying!
I was standing with Faith Hill with our arms around each other crying — if that answers your question,” Taylor said. “We were so happy because both of us opened up for him. And I was just having all these memories of these moments and these flashbacks. One time [Strait] showed up to my show in Texas, like one of my first headline shows, just to say good luck. It was right after I opened up for him in 2008 or 2007, and I was 17 or 18. And he and [wife] Norma came to the show just to say, ‘Good luck on your first headlining show.’ That’s just the kind of artist he is. When you’re that kind of a person and you win something, everybody is cheering for you and people are crying. And that’s the kind of legacy you want to leave.
Blake won Entertainer of the Year in 2012!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Luke deserved to win Entertainer of the Year?
— Chloe Melas