Luke Combs is still successful!
The “When It Rains It Pours” singer was named entertainer of the year on Wednesday at the 2022 CMA Awards by hosts Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning.
Combs, 32, thanked his loved ones and country music for supporting him throughout his career as he accepted his prizes.
“Goodness gracious. He opened his address by saying, “I never, ever know what to say. “I want to thank country music for enabling me to realize my aspirations, my stunningly gorgeous wife Nicole, and our adorable 412-month-old son Tex who is currently at home. A dream has come true with this.
There is nobody in this category who doesn’t deserve to be standing up here, he added, recognizing other artists who were nominated alongside him.
“And my team has my sincere gratitude. I owe so much to each and every person in this room who has contributed to this trip. I adore you a lot. This is simply so unbelievable “He went on. “I’d want to thank you for country music and add one more detail about tonight. I’m attending the awards presentation for the fifth or sixth time, and tonight, country music sounded more country than it has in a long time.”
Combs claimed he was at a “lost for words” the previous year.
At the time, Combs referred to the award’s presenter, three-time entertainer of the year winner Alan Jackson, saying, “Alan Jackson said my name twice just now!” I have never written a speech for something like this, which is not helping me very well right now. But I really don’t know what to say.
“I just want to thank everyone in this room. The fans, every artist in this room, everyone who was nominated for this award this year and every year before deserves to win this. I don’t deserve to win it, but I’m sure as hell thrilled that I did,” he concluded.
This year, Combs was up for the honor alongside Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and Chris Stapleton.
The country artist was nominated for album of the year for Growin’ Up, which he won, as well as male vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year.
For the U.S. portion of the tour, Combs will be joined by Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb, while Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman will open the gigs in New Zealand and Australia.
The 2022 CMA Awards were broadcast live on Wednesday from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.